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Computer Science Education Week: Hour of Code

  • 12/04/2018
  • 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
  • West Des Moines Public Library, 4000 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines IA
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  • Take Alex or Steve on an adventure through a Minecraft world
  • Help Moana and Maui sail through unknown territory
  • Program droids and create a Star Wars game in a galaxy far, far away

Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet. But fewer than half of all schools today teach computer science. To help address this, the Hour of Codeā„¢ was started as a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.

To celebrate Computer Science Education Week, the West Des Moines Public Library and YouthCode will be hosting a Hour of Code workshop. Individuals age 6 to 14 are welcome to come and receive an introductory experience with coding and computer science in a safe, supportive environment.

Students choose themes of Minecraft, Moana or Star Wars for their hands-on coding project. No prior experience needed but familiarity with a computer keyboard and mouse is helpful. Parents, we encourage you to enjoy this learning experience with younger students.

Register online via the West Des Moines Public Library's event system.

YouthCode is a program of Impacting The Next Generation Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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