2015 Hour of Code
College and Career Academy hosts free Hour of Code sessions to encourage computer programming
Posted on 12/01/2015
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The Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy will once again host free coding sessions during the annual "Hour of Code" events held in December.  The school will provide the free opportunity for anyone from third-grade to adult to experience the one-hour sessions designed to expose more people to computer programming.  The sessions will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on December 7 through December 9 at the school.

Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code" and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, or an innovator.  The sessions, led by Dr. Brian Swanagan, math and computer science instructor at the Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy, will use a variety of self-guided tutorials that anyone can work with to learn coding.  The activities are designed to be fun and informative for all age groups.  Participants will not need to bring a computer. 

The Hour of Code is held each year during national Computer Science Education Week.  The event, with participation from across the world, is organized by Code.org, a public non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available to more schools. Partners supporting Hour of Code include: Microsoft, Apple, Amazon and the College Board.