Apple to participate in Hour of Code with free intro to dev course

Want to learn how to program? Code.org is organizing a world-wide campaign to get people started with programming. Apple Stores are offering a free one hour Introduction to Computer Science course as their part of the campaign. From Apple’s web site:

It’s a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics of programming. “The ability to code and understand the power of computing is crucial to success in today’s hyper-connected world,” says former Vice President Al Gore. Apple Retail Stores will also host one-hour workshops for children and teens throughout the United States on Dec. 11.

December 11th is this Wednesday. Here’s the Apple Store locator link. Find your nearest store, then go to the store page and look for “The Hour of Code Youth Workshop” or scroll down and find events on Wednesday, December 11th.

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  • http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II

    Great to see Apple joining in. Microsoft does weekly coding sessions in stores/online across the world and I love that. Couple those two juggernauts pushing code and POTUS pushing it…we could get some true rock stars in a decade or so.

    • lucascott

      It wasn’t really that great. It was a kids class meant for ages 8-12 and used visual programming not any of the languages

      • http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II

        Ah, interesting. Good to see them pushing kids to code.