Apple hosting workshops for Hour of Code initiative at retail stores

Apple stores in Canada and around the world will host a free one-hour coding workshop in support of the “Hour of Code” initiative. The workshops will offer an introduction to computer science and the basics of programming to anyone interested in learning.

“We’re thrilled to have Apple on board again this year, encouraging students around the world to explore the wonders of building technology,” said Hadi Partovi, co-founder of Code.org. “The Hour of Code, we hope, will continue to spark a creative fire that students might otherwise never discover.”

“We are proud to be part of making computer science accessible to students of all ages around the world,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “Education is part of Apple’s DNA and we believe this is a great way to inspire kids to discover technology.”

Apple retail stores in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Quebec will participate. Go here for more information.

Ian Hardy

Ian Hardy

Ian is publisher at MobileSyrup. He's been quietly creating and building things for years and is completely addicted to Tim Hortons.