Stores To Help Train 10 Million Programmers

December 8, 2013

As part of a nationwide effort to promote computer science education among K-12 students, Apple will present a one-hour Hour of Code class this Wednesday at its U.S. retail stores. The non-profit group Code.org hopes to reach 10 million students during Computer Science Education Week starting tomorrow, with support from Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon. According to the group, the campaign, “aims to demystify computer science for students across the country by taking them through introductory tutorials that can be completed online, on a smartphone, or even unplugged.” On Apple’s Web site, the company describes the one-hour store session as, “a fun one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics of programming.” Code.org was founded by twin brothers Ali and Hadi Partovi, whose technology experience includes Microsoft and several start-ups. Check the individual store listings for December 9th for the exact times of the Hour of Code event.

The screenshot shows the promotion that Apple placed on its retail store Web page to promote the Hour of Code classes.

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