Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Girls and minorities are severely underrepresented. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this. Macon County Public Library will host "The Hour of Code" on May 26th at 2pm in the Computer Lab for grades 4 and up.
The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. With the Hour of Code, computer science has been on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. Over 100 partners joined together to support this movement. Last year, every Apple Store in the world hosted an Hour of Code and even President Obama wrote his first line of code as part of the campaign.
The Hour of Code, organized by the nonprofit Code.org and over 100 others, is a statement that today’s generation of students are ready to learn critical skills for 21st century success. More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code. Please join us.