The Hour of Code movement led by Code.org is kicking off and thousands of Microsoft employees are lending a hand when it comes to teaching young enthusiasts about the creativity of computer science. The partnership between Code.org and Microsoft also saw the creation of a Minecraft-inspired Hour of Code tutorial, which has reportedly been experienced by more than 2 million people.
This week, thousands of Microsoft employees will volunteer in a wide variety of ways to bring the Hour of Code to 250,000 at company hosted events in more than 50 countries. Even CEO Satya Nadella will be getting involved by teaching coding to fourth grade students in a Seattle elementary school.
The company will be working closely with various nonprofit organizations and schools to offer coding workshops through a number of after-school programs and events. Wish to get involved? Check out the Code.org website for more information.
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