Thursday, October 31, 2013

Get Involved in Hour of Code 2013

Last week, Code.Org and others announced the Hour of Code to the world. Now backed by Microsoft, Google, Apple, Amazon, LinkedIn, Mark Zuckerberg, CSTA, the College Board, Boys & Girls Clubs, and over 100 other partners, we’re getting closer to 10 million students trying one Hour of Code during Dec. 9-15. We still need your help.
Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. Please join us at:

Learn to code - from Mark Zuckerberg and Angry Birds will provide tutorials for any browser, tablet, phone, even unplugged. Our own tutorial will feature Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Angry Birds, and Plants vs. Zombies. We’ll share a preview for feedback in early-November.

Win laptops or a video chat with Bill Gates for your class

50 schools who organize an Hour of Code for the entire school will win a class-set of laptops. 50 more will win video chats with Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey, or other tech leaders. So far, we have 990 "entire school" submissions.  You can see the list of schools at In some states, your school will be the first to sign up, making your chances of winning exceptional. The deadline is Nov. 15, so register now. More info about prizes can be found at

How can you help?

  • Ask your entire school to participate - download and share this handout and video with your teacher or principal at
  • Participate yourself (or with your child). Set aside one hour during Dec. 9-15.
  • At work, schedule a 1-hour team event to learn together.
  • In your community, recruit a local group. Or host an Hour of Code "block party.
  • Share on your social networks why you’re hosting an Hour of Code. Ask friends to join.

  • No experience needed

    We owe it to today’s students to start with one hour. CSEdWeek (Dec. 9-15) is in 7 weeks! Get started. Go to

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