Apple will offer over 2,000 free coding sessions in its Apple Stores in Europe to celebrate EU Code Week, which runs from October 6-21. (That seems more like “Code 2 Weeks” to me but, who am I to judge?)
The sessions are available to all customers, and are designed to help folks of all ages and skill levels to learn to code.
Sessions include “How To: Get Started with Coding,” “Teacher Tuesdays: App Design & Coding Basics,” and “Kids Hour: Sphero Maze Challenge.”
“Coding is a critical skill that gives people of all ages the chance to create and share their ideas with the world,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Apple has long believed coding is the language of the future, and we’ve created a range of tools to make it fun and accessible for everyone. We’re thrilled to offer thousands of sessions in Apple stores for EU Code Week, and can’t wait to share our love for coding with young people and educators across Europe.”
Schools and coding organizations across Europe can participate by offering their own Swift workshops via Apple’s “Everyone Can Code” curriculum and the coding challenges created for EU Code Week.
Apple says over 75,000 participants have taken part in more than 14,000 coding sessions at Apple stores in Europe over the past year, and that there are now 1.5 million jobs across Europe connected to its iOS app economy.