Tuesday, 8 December 2015

The Global ‘Hour of Code’ comes to Dublin

1000 Dublin and Kildare Primary School Students Will Learn About Computer Coding This Week Through The Global ‘Hour of Code’ Programme
-      Initiative part of the global Computer Science Education Week 7th – 13th December -

HP Ireland will teach nearly 1000 Dublin primary school students computer coding and introduce them to computer science through the global ‘Hour of Code’ initiative. Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science today than 10 years ago. HP is helping to change this by partnering with Code.org for the Hour of Code events, which are designed to deliver computer science education to students worldwide, with a focus on girls and underrepresented groups. The initiative is part of the global Computer Science Education Week 7th – 13thDecember, with the event’s mission to introduce students to computer science and engage them with fun and interesting activities.



In Ireland, HP will join this movement to deliver computer science education to nearly 1,000 students in a number of schools in its areas in Dublin and Kildare. Through HP’s Hour of Code participation, the company will introduce students to computer science through one-hour introductory sessions designed to demystify coding and show how easy it is to learn the basics of computer science.



HP’s Chief Diversity Officer, Lesley Slaton Brown, describes HP’s partnership with Code.org as a strategic initiative, saying: “We’re excited to have our employees participate. Diversity and inclusion are truly a part of the fabric of our culture, and by lending our time we’re helping develop the next generation of women and minority innovators.”



For more information about the Hour of Code, visit the Code.org website.