Wednesday, October 02, 2013

CS Ed Week and an Hour of Code are coming

An announcement for Hadi Partovi, founder of, about Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 9-15) and the Hour of Code initiative.

To celebrate Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 9-15), and dozens of supporting partners are organizing the largest initiative of its kind: a campaign to get 10 million students of all ages to try computer science for one hour. I’m writing to ask your help.

What is the Hour of Code? No experience needed

It’s a one-hour intro to CS -- on a browser, smartphone, or unplugged. We expect teachers from all disciplines to host it in classrooms, and we’ll provide tutorials that require no prior experience. We’ll announce an amazing list of partners over the coming weeks, but we need your help.

Recruit your entire school to participate

Most students are intimidated by CS; this campaign is a chance to inspire them to try. Please recruit your principal and other teachers to get involved. Share this brochure, or this homemade how-to video. Or get creative and define your own “Hour of Code” activities. More info

Prizes for EVERY Educator!

Every educator who hosts an Hour of Code will get a gift of 10GB of free DropBox storage. And I will personally donate a full class-set of laptops to one school in every state that hosts an Hour of Code for all its grades. Just register your school’s participation by Nov. 1 to qualify.

Please, start planning now and help make a difference.
Thanks for your support,
Hadi Partovi

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