Apple and Code.org Join Up for Second Time to Host Hour of Code

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In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, Apple and Code.org will again present Hour of Code workshops across the United States.

The nonprofit said it is joining forces with Cupertino to encourage folks of all ages to learn the basics of computer programming. It’s the second year that the Code.org and Apple have hosted such workshops.

On Dec. 11, folks can visit Apple Store retail locations across the country to participate in a free, one-hour introduction to coding.

“We’re thrilled to have Apple on board again this year, encouraging students around the world to explore the wonders of building technology,” Code.org co-founder Hadi Partovi said in a statement. “The Hour of Code, we hope, will continue to spark a creative fire that students might otherwise never discover.”

Code.org’s mission began early last year, when a short film encouraging kids to learn programming surpassed 5 million YouTube views in just two days. The viral video enlisted famous faces like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, will.i.am, Jack Dorsey, and Chris Bosh.

Many of those big names returned for the inaugural 2013 Hour of Code initiative, which gathered more than 2.6 million participants, including Ashton Kutcher, Shakira, and President Barack Obama.

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SOURCE: PC Mag
Stephanie Mlot

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