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Apple Announces “Hour of Code” for Students – Free Programming Workshops

Apple Announces “Hour of Code” for Students – Free Programming Workshops

Apple will once again join in Code.org’s “Hour of Code” campaign, designed to teach students computer programming. The company will begin hosting free one-hour introduction on the basics of programming seminars at various Apple Stores, beginning December 11.

Hour of Code Workshop

MacRumors:

The company also plans to host other workshops and special events for Computer Science Education week, from December 8 to 14.

“Hour of Code” is an initiative designed to promote a global movement aimed at reaching millions of students via free workshops to teach basic programming techniques. The initiative is sponsored by non-profit Code.org, which hosts a number of tools for learning and teaching basic programming.

Apple:

Computer Science Education Week is December 8-14. We’re supportingĀ Code.org by hosting workshops and other special events at your local Apple Store. Join us on December 11 for the Hour of Code, a free one-hour introduction to the basics of computer programming.

In addition to the one-hour workshops, Apple has also set up special events in select cities. The events will feature developers and engineers. The team behind Hopscotch – a visual programming language designed for youngsters – will appea at the Apple Store in SoHo, NY, while the Apple Store on Regent Street in London will host NaturalMotion, creators of such games as Clumsy Ninja.

For more information about the “Hour of Code” classes and events, visit the Apple website.

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