In celebration of Computer
Science Education Week, we here at Bamboo are excited to help promote and
participate in The Hour of Code. As developers, software engineers, designers,
and more, we understand the importance of computer science education and
recognize how starting learning at a young age can greatly contribute to the
successful of individuals later in life.
In addition, early computer science education has proven to help
students nurture problem-solving skills, logic, and creativity.
So what is the Hour of Code and how does it help
contribute? According to its mission
statement, the Hour of Code is “a global movement reaching tens of millions of
students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code
event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 30 languages.” Last year alone, 28,728 events took place
around the world. This year, we are
excited to add a plus one to this number, and hope that others follow our
As if the reasons above aren’t enough, why else should you
consider participating in Hour of Code?
Because it’s simple and easy!
Even if you don’t know anything about coding, Hour of Code provides a
wealth of resources including tutorials, guidelines, and instructions for
hosting an event. In addition, Hour of
Code activities are self-guided and provide options for every age and
experience-level, from kindergarten and up, so that everyone can participate,
regardless of age, geography, or schedule.
So what are you waiting for?
To learn more about how you can participate, check out the Hour of Code’s website. Likewise, we encourage you to visit Computer Science Education Week’s website to
learn more about how you can promote computer science education and invest in
the future of technology.
PS – Do you live outside the United States? Never fear, for there are events available
around the world. Please visit the Events Page at Hour of Code to learn
more events happening across the globe.