It's day two of Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), an annual program developed to inspire grade school to high school students to get involved in computer science. CSEdWeek was created in 2009 by the folks at Code.org, and each year consists of a grassroots campaign that's supported by 350 partners and 100,000 educators worldwide.
But why December 9th? Well, back in 1906, computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper was born, and now this event honors her memory and contributions to the field every year.
In January of this year, Hour of Code--the centerpiece of CSEdWeek--reached 100 million “hours served,” making the Hour of Code and CS Education Week the largest education campaign in history.
From the CSEdWeek site: 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, and the one-hour tutorials are available in over 40 languages. No experience is needed and anyone ages 4 to 104 can try it out.
On the Learn page, they have interactive coding games themed like Minecraft, Star Wars and Disney's Frozen, plus advanced topics like Scratch.
We made stickers this year for the Boulder-area events, and you can see our signature mountains in the banner-wrapped design.
Find a local event near you!
Hour of Code Video
Read more about CSEdWeek on their blog, and you can get questions answered on their FAQ page.
Follow @CSEdWeek on Twitter and check all of trending topics at the #CSEdWeek hashtag.