Apple to Host Workshops for Hour of Code at Apple Retail Stores

On Thursday, December 11, Apple stores across Canada will host free one-hour coding workshops in support of Hour of Code, a worldwide movement to make computer science accessible to all students.

Coinciding with Computer Science Education Week, workshops will offer an introduction to computer science and show that anyone can learn the basics of programming, inspiring young people to believe that they can build the next app that transforms the way we work or play.

“We’re thrilled to have Apple on board again this year, encouraging students around the world to explore the wonders of building technology,” said Hadi Partovi, co-founder of Code.org. “The Hour of Code, we hope, will continue to spark a creative fire that students might otherwise never discover.”

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“We are proud to be part of making computer science accessible to students of all ages around the world,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “Education is part of Apple’s DNA and we believe this is a great way to inspire kids to discover technology.”

To sign up for an Hour of Code workshop at your local Apple retail store, visit Apple.ca.