Last week thinkproject hosted its annual Tech Summit, a chance for all our technical teams from across Europe to get together and connect. Here it was announced that thinkproject will start rolling out Hour of Code across our locations in 2020.
What is Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code is a global movement that spans over 180 countries. The aim is to introduce people of all ages to computer science through bitesize sessions, particularly young people. Hour of Code has reached over 100-million students to encourage them to pursue STEM subjects and learn coding, potentially leading to fantastic and rewarding careers in the technology industry.
Why is hour of code important? Technology is increasingly connected to every aspect of our lives and will only grow in importance in the future. Sharing technology and coding knowledge with young people will benefit students themselves, and their wider communities, as the skills learnt become an essential part of life.
Hour of Code at thinkproject
thinkproject aims to host 20 Hour of Code activities in 2020 for local students in all our office locations, to showcase why software engineering is as interesting as we think it is!
Gareth, thinkproject CEO says:
The late, great Steve Jobs said “everyone should learn to program a computer because it teaches you how to think”, and we agree. Every important piece of technology is going to be driven by software whether that is mobile phones, construction site machinery, flying cars or rockets to Mars. We believe the next generations need to have early exposure to computers and software and the Hour of Code is the best example of a program to help make that happen. We are super excited about starting to take coding out into the communities where we work.
Hour of Code is part of our commitment to promoting technology and software careers, which also includes our involvement with the WISE Campaign.
If you would like to learn more about Hour of Code, or organise your own sessions, follow the link here for more information, including videos and activity ideas.
The 'Hour of Code™' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [csedweek.org] and Code.org [code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.