With support from Apple to Zuckerberg, world leaders and celebrities, millions unite behind computer science at learning events in 25,000 classrooms.
Starting today, across 160 countries, in 25,000 classrooms, over 4 million students have signed up to be the first to experience the “Hour of Code” and Code.org’s new learning platform with video tutorials by Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Bosh and Bill Gates.
In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, over 100 partners have come together to promote the “Hour of Code.” In an unprecedented show of unity, the campaign is featured on home pages of a dozen Internet web sites, with a kick-off video starring celebrities, athletes, and world leaders.
“The international spread of the Hour of Code shows that interest in computer science knows no boundaries,” said Hadi Partovi, founder of Code.org. “In the 21st Century, this isn’t just a course you study to get a job in software – it’s important to learn even if you want to be a nurse, a journalist, an accountant, a lawyer or even a president.”
Try an Hour of Code now at http://code.org
Code.org and all the partners behind Computer Science Education Week encourage students, parents, and educators worldwide to engage in computer science. Take a 1 hour course online. Or host it in your classroom. Or ask your school to offer computer science to your children.