Anyone can learn the basics of coding
and become a maker, a creator, an innovator!
The Hour of Code is a global campaign to introduce tens of millions of kids and adults in 180+ countries to one hour of programming during Computer Science Education Week.
Ages 4 to 104 are welcome to join us to try their first programming project on Saturday Dec 10th at NYU:
- This is a free event, food and drinks provided
- Attendees will need to provide their own laptop
- Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times
This event is produced and sponsored by Big Apple Py, CoderDojo NYC, ACM at NYU (NYU's Association for Computing Machinery) and Khan Academy. This event would not be possible without the collaboration of the many community partners below, providing mentors and helping to spread the word about this event!
Event Producers & Sponsors
- NYC Python
- PyLadies NYC
- Women Who Code NYC
- NYC Women in Machine Learning & Data Science
- Learn Python
- Coders for Good
- Hacker Hours
Is your group participating, mentoring, or helping to spread the word about this event? We'd love to include you on this page! Use the "Contact the Organizer" button on your right to let us know.
What is the Hour of Code initiative?
We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago.
That’s why Big Apple Py, ACM at NYU, CoderDojo NYC and Khan Academy are joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13). Last year, 15 million students tried computer science in one week. This year, we're joining students worldwide to reach 100 million students!
Q: What curriculum will we go through on Saturday?
A: We will be going through some of the Hour of Code curated activites. We will focus on the Python tutorials (for applicable ages) but also try to help with any of the others if participants choose them.
Q: Does Saturday's Hour of Code event take one hour or six?
A: Each tutorial take about an hour. After participants complete their first Hour of Code, they can head out if they need to or stick around to try a few more!
Q: The Hour of Code website mentions students a lot, but I am not a student. Can I still participate?
A: Absolutely! The Hour of Code iniative was started to encourage more schools to add computer science to their curriculum, but everyone can benefit from learning how to code, whether you're 4 or 104.
Q: I don't have a laptop but I still want to learn how to code. What should I do?
A: You can still learn the principles of coding, even without a laptop! Hour of Code has an "unplugged" tutorial series for folks without a device or internet, and we'd be happy to help you with one of those as well!
Q: Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
A: You will need an ID to enter the NYU building, but there is no age limit to attend.
Q: What are my transport options getting to the event?
A: NYU Courant Institute building is located one block southeast from Washington Square Park, and is near the N, R, 6, D, F, M, A, C, E subway trains.
Q: Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
A: You can use the "Contact" link below, or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.