#HourOfCode: get involved!

Are you interested in technology? If so, why not get involved in the #HourOfCode which is running between December 8th-14th in association with Code.org!

Launched in 2013, Code.org is a non-profit organisation dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Their vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. They believe computer science and computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra. Sound interesting? Why not check out their video here.

There are many ways to get involved. Apple Stores are running free #HourOfCode workshops on December 11 which you can sign up for here. Alternatively you can learn to code at home with Code.org using either a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device. Code.org have teamed up with the makers of two mobile game phenomenons, Angry Birds and Flappy Bird, with the aim of reaching 50 million students. You can either start coding instructions to navigate a puzzle in association with Angry Birds here or you could try your hand at making and sharing your own Flappy Bird game here.

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