Topic: hour of code

Computer Science Education Week kicks off

The start of the holiday season also marks the start of the annual Computer Science Education Week, which is taking place this week starting today until Sunday the 9th. CSEdWeek is meant to inspire and promote K-12 students to get involved in computer science. It takes place around computing pioneer’s Admiral Grace Murray Hopper’s birthday, … continue reading

Hour of Code 2017: Where to participate

This year’s Hour of Code, the Code.org-organized campaign that brings together more than 400 partners and over 200,000 educators in providing hour-long introductions to computer science through tutorials and exercises, officially kicks off on Monday, Dec. 4, the start of Code.org’s annual Computer Science Education Week. In line with its express purpose of advocating for … continue reading

Where to get your Hour of Code next week

Finding developers to fill job positions is still an ongoing problem in the industry. According to Code.org, there are currently 517,393 available computing jobs in the U.S. alone, with only 42,929 computer science students graduating in the last year. One of the major problems is that not enough kids are exposed to computer science at … continue reading

Hour of Code kicks off its third year

The third annual Computer Science Education Week (CSEW) kicks off this week, with an emphasis on bringing more women and minorities into programming. Code.org started CSEW in 2013, including the Hour of Code campaign, an initiative to get more talented and creative people interested in computer science in just one hour. Non-profits, schools and experts … continue reading

Schoology gets funding, Star Wars helps kids code, and Google’s Expeditions expands—SD Times news digest: Nov. 10, 2015

Schoology announced today a US$32 million round of financing, led by JMI Equity, as well as from FirstMark Capital, Great Road Holdings, and Intel Capital. Schoology has a total of $57 million for funding. It started in 2009 as an education technology company that matches collaboration with learning. The company said it has more than … continue reading

Hour of Code surpasses 100 million hours, Docker 1.5 released, and the White House addresses cybersecurity—SD Times news digest: Feb. 11, 2015

Code.org announced its Hour of Code campaign has eclipsed 100 million hours, measured by the time students have spent taking the free programming courses and tutorials offered online. The total dates back to the program’s beginning back in June 2013. The organization also announced the number of lines of code written has surpassed 5 billion … continue reading

Tech world, White House and educators team up for Hour of Code

Today marks the start of Code.org’s second annual Computer Science Education Week, and with it another round of the Hour of Code campaign, this time with even higher goals. This year, President Obama kicked off the festivities with a speech, also taking on the title of “Coder-in-Chief” and becoming the first president to program a … continue reading

SD Times news digest: October 9, 2014—Code.org’s crowdfunding campaign, the WEST mentorship program and ARM’s IoT operating system

Code.org’s crowdfunding campaign  Code.org wants to teach 100 million students worldwide how to code. The organization’s launched a 60 day initiative yesterday to raise US$5 million. The money would go to training 100 million students and 10,000 new teachers computer science, and every dollar will be matched. Microsoft, Google, Salesforce.com, Omidyar Network, Quadrivium Foundation, Bill … continue reading

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