Hour of Code

  • What is the Hour of Code?

    A one-hour introduction to computer science.
    The Hour of Code began as a one-hour coding Challenge to give students a fun first introduction to computer science and has become a global learning event, celebration, and awareness event. HourOfCode.com offers hundreds of one-hour activities in over 48 languages for kindergarten and up. Activities require no experience and can be run on browsers, tablets, and smartphones. Some don’t require any computer at all.

    An annual global event.
    The Hour of Code takes place every year during Computer Science Education Week, the first week in December. With a huge groundswell of support and attention, it’s an ideal time for schools and districts to put the spotlight on computer science programs and expand opportunities.

    Economic opportunity for all.
    Computing occupations are one of the fastest growing and best paying in the US. Every child deserves the opportunity to succeed.

    Students also love it.
    Recent surveys show that among classes students “like a lot”, computer science and engineering rank near the top-only performing arts, art and design are higher.

  • Hour of Code