Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is upon us! – The concept is simple, encourage anyone and everyone to engage in some programming concepts, take a challenge and learn a new skill, it’s currently taking place internationally in over 180 countries. It’s free to join in and encourage others to do the same, take charge of some personal development!

When is the Hour of Code and What is it?

You will find events both nearby and online that you can participate within, the event is promoted to take place during the 8th to the 14th of December in celebration of Computer Science Education week

If you’re interested in giving it a try, I’d recommend checking out some light reading and challenges below,

http://www.HourOfCode.com – Read more about the movement and find activities to do.

http://uk.code.org – The UK version of Code.org, saw 3m+ members take place last year.

https://www.khanacademy.org/hourofcode – Khan Academy is Excellent and easily followed by people who have never done any programming,

 

What Did I Do?

I completed for my ‘Hour’ of Coding the following activities –

Encouraged 5 others to take part,

Khan Academy – Hour of Databases, Hour of Webpages,

Code.org – Several Challenges, with certificate below!

Hour of Code 2014

Hour of Code 2014

 

I’d suggest giving up 1 hour of your day TODAY to learn a new skill,

how about this? –
learning some SQL? (basic)
https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/hour-of-code/hour-of-sql/v/welcome-to-sql

learn to make a webpage? (basic)
https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/hour-of-code/hour-of-html/v/making-webpages-intro

how about some javascript?
https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/hour-of-code/hour-of-code-tutorial/v/welcome-hour-of-code

Other coding –
http://code.org/learn
http://csedweek.org/
http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/en-us/youthspark/youthsparkhub/hourofcode/
http://www.codecademy.com/courses/hour-of-code/0/1

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