Hour of Code
Hour of Code, a global outreach program designed to introduce children and anyone interested in coding to computer science, returns to four Orlando middle schools during the week of December 7-13 following success in 2014. The program has partnered with After School All Stars to bring its program back to the Howard, Jackson, Memorial, and Odyssey Middle Schools. No experience is required to participate in Hour of Code.
“Computer science helps students nurture their creativity, logic and problem-solving skills and build a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path,” Mayor Buddy Dyer wrote in a blog post following last year’s event. “Hour of Code also introduced students to leaders from Orlando’s technology industry, which is now the second largest industry in Orlando.”
Last year the Orlando chapter of Hour of Code saw over 200 middle school participants, as well as 40 volunteers. So far there have been 113,809 Hour of Code events around the world in over 180 countries.
Orlando-based Code School will follow Hour of Code with a similar event at the Melrose Center on Tuesday, December 8. As will the Iron Yard on Thursday, December 10, at their own locations.
Apply to volunteer here!