Apple Announces 'Hour of Code' 2014 Campaign for Students, Offers Free Programming Workshops in December

hour_of_code_iconApple today announced that it will once again join Code.org's "Hour of Code" campaign, hosting a free one-hour introduction on the basics of computer programming at various Apple Stores on December 11. The company also plans to host other workshops and special events for Computer Science Education week, from December 8 to 14.

"Hour of Code" is an initiative that's sponsored by non-profit website Code.org, which hosts a variety of tools for learning and teaching programming. Each year, the site hosts a global movement aimed at reaching millions of students through a free workshop that teaches basic programming techniques.

Computer Science Education Week is December 8-14. We're supporting Code.org by hosting workshops and other special events at your local Apple Store. Join us on December 11 for the Hour of Code, a free one-hour introduction to the basics of computer programming.

Along with the one-hour workshop being hosted at many Apple Stores around the world, Apple has also set up special events featuring developers and engineers that will take place over the course of the week in select cities.

The Apple Store in SoHo, New York, for example, will feature the team behind Hopscotch, a visual programming language designed for young programmers, and the Apple Store on Regent Street in London will feature NaturalMotion, the team that has created games like Clumsy Ninja.

Top Rated Comments

tevion5 Avatar
80 months ago

It's online. Be warned, it's Frozen themed this year. So if you despise that movie stay away from the "hour of code".


Frozen does not sound like a word thats good to be associated with code.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coolfactor Avatar
80 months ago

This is unfair! Why not "An hour of civil engineering" Where we teach people how to design a freeway overpass in an hour?

It's silly. All you can do in an hour is is so kind of gross overview.


I agree that an hour is not nearly enough time, but if it plants a few seeds into people that otherwise would've have had the push, then it was a success.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ChrisA Avatar
80 months ago
This is unfair! Why not "An hour of civil engineering" Where we teach people how to design a freeway overpass in an hour?

It's silly. All you can do in an hour is is so kind of gross overview.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rekhyt Avatar
80 months ago

I just left that experience myself an hour ago for the second time in the past couple of weeks.


Incredible film. Might consider going for a second time myself.

This isn't me. :confused: :eek: :rolleyes:
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Doctor Q Avatar
80 months ago
I've been promoting programs like code.org and KidsCanCode.org to preteens for a few years.

Of course, this is stupid of me. They'll soon master the art of programming and come after my job!
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captain cadet Avatar
80 months ago
I believe we need more developers especually in the UK. The UK taught (and still does in some parts) kids how to make documents, excel sheets and so on. Ok this may make short term sense but now there is not enough people who can program as kids weren't inspired by coding!
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