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The event gets its name from an hour-long introduction to computer science class designed by

It's Computer Science Education Week, and Apple is offering thousands of free coding sessions at all Apple Stores. The "Hour of Code" events are sponsored in partnership with with the goal of teaching computer science in a fun and creative way that appeals to children of all ages and backgrounds.

According to Hadi Partovi, founder and CEO of, 10 million girls now have accounts on the site.

"Computer science plays a significant role in revolutionizing business & industry, creating new fields of commerce, and driving technological breakthroughs across all fields of science", said Governor Ducey before his arrival to the event. Computer science can help nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity.

According to, its Hour of Code campaign has reached more than 10 percent of all students worldwide, and the campaign "provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States". According to a recent report from the Brookings Institution, almost two-thirds of new jobs created since 2010 can be classified as needing a "high" or "medium" number of digital skills to complete the job.

This week, students and teachers across the globe will participate in coding activities and promote computer science education in schools.

"Providing more opportunities for students to study computer science and computer programming, whether informally through extracurricular activities and clubs or through computer science courses in middle and high school, will help to encourage students to pursue computing careers and will better prepare them for our evolving workforce", Gov. Cooper said.

Celebrities have joined the movement this year to boost computer science education.


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December 05, 2017
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December 05, 2017
Man charged in Mariah Woods case making first court appearance
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December 05, 2017
Google is now cracking down apps that track data without permission
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December 04, 2017
Rob Gronkowski apologizes, blames frustration for late hit on Tre'Davious White
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December 04, 2017
Hit-and-run driver rams into crowd on sidewalk
As several people were trying to stop the fight, a auto came rushing down the sidewalk, plowed into the group and kept going. Police are now looking into the details, but so far the incident is not believed to be terrorism related, according to AP.

December 04, 2017
Some X-Factor viewers are crying fix after Saturday's show
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December 04, 2017
UP BJP rejects SP, BSP, Cong charges on EVMs
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December 04, 2017
Ending the weekend with warm and cloudy conditions
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December 04, 2017
Lingard, De Gea lead Man Utd past Arsenal
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December 04, 2017
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