Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Canadian Computing Education Day + Scratch Day Canada

This came though on one of the mailing lists I am on. I know that some from Canada read this blog (or so the analytic report claims) so I thought I would also share it here. Hopefully a lot of secondary and post secondary schools will be able to participate and encourage more computing education in Canada.

Friday, February 22, 2013 is Canadian Computing Education Day + Scratch Day Canada

Inspired by CS Education Week (, Canadian computer scientists in CACS/AIC (Canadian Association of Computer Science/Association d'Informatique Canadienne - have been working to create a national program of events on February 22, 2013 under the banner of Canadian Computing Education Day (hashtag #CanCompEd, website:

The timing of the event will make it easier for Canadian Computer Science Departments to host visitors on their campuses that day, which happens during a week when many schools don't have regular classes.

CanCompEd Day will also be Scratch Day Canada (hashtags #ScratchDay #Canada).  Can you please help to spread the word, and encourage participation in your communities?  If you live near one of the schools listed on the website, please let them know that you are excited about Scratch Day Canada.  If you can host an event, please let us know so that we can add you to the list of events.

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