On Thursday, December 11, Apple retail stores around the world will host free one-hour coding workshops in support of the second annual Hour of Code, a movement to make computer science accessible to all students around the world. Workshops at Apple retail stores will offer an introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics of programming, coinciding with Computer Science Education Week, an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science. The Hour of Code campaign aims to reach 100 million students by the end of 2014, marking a significant milestone in removing the veil of mystery that surrounds computer science and breaking stereotypes that steer girls and minorities away from the field.
As part of Computer Science Education Week Apple will also host developers and engineers for special events and discussions in select cities around the world. To sign up for an Hour of Code workshop at your local Apple retail store, visit Apple.com.
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