I am re-posting the ACM newsletter about thee upcoming Hour of code – please consider organizing something in your community!
Organize an Hour of Code in Your Community During Computer Science Education Week, December 5-11
Over the past three years, the Hour of Code has introduced over 100 million students in more than 180 countries to computer science. ACM (a partner of Code.org, a coalition of organizations dedicated to expanding participation in computer science) invites you to host an Hour of Code in your community and give students an opportunity to gain the skills needed for creating technology that’s changing the world.
The Hour of Code is a global movement designed to generate excitement in young people. Games, tutorials, and other events are organized by local volunteers from schools, research institutions, and other groups during Computer Science Education Week, December 5-11.
Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event, and anyone from ages 4 to 104 can try the one-hour tutorials, which are available in 40 languages. Learn more about how to teach an Hour of Code. Visit the Get Involved page for additional ideas for promoting your event.
Please post activities you are hosting/participating in, pass along this information, and encourage others to post their activities. Tweet about it at #HourOfCode.