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The Hour of Code is Coming

This December, to celebrate Computer Science Education Week, we’re organizing a massive campaign to encourage 10 million students (and adults) to try an Hour of Code. This will be the largest initiative of its kind, ever.

Please help us recruit your local school, community organizations, or even your company to participate.  
Learn more.

What’s the Hour of Code?

It’s an introduction to computer science designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics. There will be a variety of hour-long tutorials everyone can do - on a web-browser, tablet, smartphone, or even with no computer at all.

How can you help?

  • At your local school: Share this handout with your teacher or the principal.
  • At your company: Share this handout with your manager, or the CEO.
  • In your community: Use this handout to recruit a local group - boy scouts club, church, university, veterans group, or labor union. Or host an Hour of Code “block party” for your neighborhood.

Calling all students – regardless of age

Computer science is an important foundation for all students, for all careers. Too many people think programming is hard or requires math; the Hour of Code is designed to inspire.

Help your school win a computer lab

Code.org will gift 50 class-sets of laptops to 50 lucky schools, one in every state in the US. Ask your local school to plan an Hour of Code for every grade to qualify.

Let's make history: Help bring 10,000,000 students to try an Hour of Code

Non-English language support

The Hour of Code materials will be available in several languages. If you want to help us as a volunteer translator, let us know.
Thank you for your support,

Hadi Partovi
Founder, Code.org

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