Apple has announced that it will be participating in the “Hour of Code” initiative this Wednesday, and will offer free workshops in its U.S. retail stores to introduce students to computer programming.
Apple is setting aside the 5:00-6:00 PM hour at all of its retail stores for its workshops, and reservations are required.
The initiative – its goal is to introduce 10 million students to computer programming – is sponsored by Code.org, and has the backing of numerous political, corporate, and private groups.
From Apple’s announcement:
“Learn about the campaign to get students involved in a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics of programming. Visit code.org or attend a special Hour of Code workshop at any U.S. Apple Retail Store on December 11, 5 p.m.”
The promotional video for the event can be seen below. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs makes a brief appearance at 1:47 in the video, courtesy of a clip from “Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview”.