Apple announced that it will work with Seattle-based Code.org by hosting Hour of Code computer programming workshops for kids on Thursday. The campaign will offer a free one-hour introduction on the basics of computer programming at different Apple Stores on December 11. The company also plans to hold other events at its retail stores from December 8 to 14.
Those, who want to attend the event can now register to reserve a spot at the programming basics workshop at Apple Stores in the United States and around the world. Apple will host special events at a few its international stores including London, Berlin, and Tokyo next week.
The team behind Hopscotch, a visual programming language created for young programmers, for example, will come to the Apple Store in SoHo, New York, while the Apple Store on Regent Street in London will feature NaturalMotion, the developers that have launched games like Clumsy Ninja.The developers of the iOS app, FitPort, The Elements app and the founder of BASE will join the event in different countries.
“Hour of Code” is a campaign that’s sponsored by non-profit website Code.org, which hosts a global movement targeted at reaching millions of students through a free workshop that provides basic programming techniques.
“Computer Science Education Week is December 8-14. We’re supporting Code.org by hosting workshops and other special events at your local Apple Store. Join us on December 11 for the Hour of Code, a free one-hour introduction to the basics of computer programming.”
It isn’t the first time Apple participates in the Code.org initiative.The company also hosted the Hour of Code at its stores in 2013.