The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code“, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science.
On Friday, December 13th, Chris Sullivan, Amazon employee and PMonts parent, visited the Upper Elementary and Middle School classrooms to do an “Hour of Code” activity. Mr. Sullivan was accompanied by his colleague, Paul Coffey. The students really enjoyed the activity, which was to code a Dance Party to share with their friends. The students each received a certificate of completion.
More than 100 million students around the world have tried an Hour of Code. Even leaders like President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote their first lines of code as part of the campaign.