For the third year, the Tech Partnership is supporting the Hour of Code – a global initiative that introduces anyone from the age of 4 to 104 to the basics of coding.
Over 100 million people around the world have already tried an Hour of Code, including David Cameron and President Obama. Nearly 8 million people have already tried it in the UK.
This year’s Hour of Code week is December 7-13 and the Tech Partnership hopes that organisations around the country will take part.
What’s the Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code is a self-guided tutorial anybody can do, with just a web-browser or smart-phone (or even unplugged activities that don’t require a computer at all). No experience is needed, and participants of all ages can choose from a variety of self-guided tutorials.
Why do an Hour of Code?
We are constantly using technology today, but how many of us are learning to build it? The basics help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills. Once people see what they create right before their eyes, they’re empowered to keep learning.
How can you participate?
• Encourage employees to try an Hour of Code and help spread the word
• Host an Hour of Code event in your own organisation any day Dec 7-13
• Link from your homepage to the Hour of Code
Visit https://uk.code.org/ for more details