Apple is teaming up with Code.org to support the Hour of Code project as part of Computer Science Education Week, which runs from December 9 through December 15. Apple's special workshops will be held at its own U.S. retail stores on Wednesday, December 11.
Apple joins in to support the Hour of Code project
Apple isn't alone in supporting the project. Big names like Bill Gates, President Barak Obama, Mark Zuckerberg and more are all throwing their weight behind Hour of Code, along with companies such as Google, YouTube, Yahoo!, and Disney.
The idea behind Hour of Code is to get people interested in coding regardless of age. Apple said in a statement,
As a part of Computer Science Education Week (December 9-15), code.org is organizing a worldwide campaign to get 10 million students of all ages to participate in the Hour of Code. It's a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics of programming.
Apple's sessions on Wednesday will be open to children and teenagers, and will be free. Parents can sign up their kids at Apple's retail store website.