Hour of Code

I'm a bit late with this but this week marks

Ana Mari Cauce and Sukhdeep SinghUW's Computer Science and Engineering Department is having several events. 

UW CSE has organized a series of events on campus this week to engage UW students and their friends and family members in the Hour of Code, an annual event organized by Code.org to engage people in computer programming. More than 190,000 Hour of Code events are being held around the world to celebrate Computer Science Education Week.

Altogether, we expect more than 400 people from the extended UW family to take part in CSE’s Hour of Code activities throughout the week. It’s not too late to join in! If you can’t make it to an event, try the Hour of Code from wherever you are with one of Code.org’s online tutorials.

Even new UW President Ana Mari Cauce has joined in.


Anonymous said…
Geekwire had a good write up on what local schools did for hour of code - http://www.geekwire.com/2015/microsoft-uw-participate-hour-code-events-get-students-interested-computer-science/

- B
Anonymous said…
Thanks for the links, Melissa! I completed the Minecraft Hour of Code yesterday and strongly urge everyone who works with kids, has a kid, or once was a kid to try it. What a brain-stretching, engaging experience -- I mean, who wouldn't want to be able to program young Alex to avoid falling into the lava by building a cobblestone bridge? She fell in a couple of times, but eventually I got her safely across the map. So many powerful benefits for learners of all ages. You go, Ana Mari!


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