SDLAX HPL HOUR OF CODE
WEEK OF DECEMBER 7TH
What is the Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.
When is the Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2020 Computer Science Education Week will be December 7-13, but you can host an Hour of Code all year-round. Computer Science Education Week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906).
Why computer science?
Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.
How do I participate in the SDLAX HPL Hour of Code Event?
This year's event is going virtual. More information on the details of the events will be provided soon!
What devices can be used for Hour of Code?
Code.org tutorials work on all devices and browsers. Tech needs for non-Code.org tutorials can be found on code.org/learn in the tutorial specific description. Don't forget there are also unplugged activities if you are unable to get to a device!
Do I need an account to participate?
No. Absolutely no signup or login is required for students to try the Hour of Code. Most of the follow-on courses require account creation to save student progress. Also, signing up for the Hour of Code does NOT automatically create a Code Studio account.
Hour of Code Swag
All participants will receive certificates and special Hour of Code Swag!