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As part of a code.org initiative to get people started with programming, U.S. Apple Stores are offering a free one-hour computer science workshop aimed at children and teens. The workshops take place in Apple retail stores on Wednesday 11th December.
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 host one-hour workshops for children and teens throughout the United States on Dec. 11 …
You can reserve a place by using the store locator to find your nearest Apple Store, then scrolling down to the Upcoming Store Events and Workshops listing (you’ll likely have to hit the More link a couple of times).
The goal of the Hour of Code initiative is to get ten million students to have a one-hour introduction to coding. Watch the video below to find out more.
Via The Loop
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