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Computer Science Education Week is here

December 3, 2018
The 2018 Computer Science Education Week is December 3 through 9, and this year, people around the world are being encouraged to spend as little as one hour taking a look at the languages that make computers, cell phones, I-pads and all the other ubiquitous "smart" electronic devices we use everyday to show you it's not really as arcane as you might think.

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code," and show that anybody can learn the basics and to broaden participation in the field of computer science.

It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with one-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.

The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week, held annually in recognition of the December 9, 1906, birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper. This grassroots campaign is now supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.

There are 196,833 events registered around the world this year at hourofcode.com, but none so far in Boundary County. There is, however, still time to change that!

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