Story last updated at 12/4/2013 - 2:07 pm
We live in a world surrounded by technology. But only a tiny fraction of us ever learn how computers work, or how to create software technology. Computer Science provides a foundation for virtually any career and our entire population can benefit from learning the basics.
This year, for Computer Science Education Week on Dec. 9-15 a campaign called the Hour of Code is introducing 10 million participants to try one hour of introductory computer science. Individuals can use lessons on the website to learn on their own. But schools, libraries, workplaces, and community organizations are particularly encouraged to participate through promotion, holding classes or meetings, or providing space, time, hardware, or prizes.
For more information, including online and offline lessons, promotional materials, and to sign up, see the website at http://csedweek.org. If you are thinking of participating, please let Freya Anderson know at firstname.lastname@example.org.