100 students in Vancouver between the ages of eight and 18 will be taking part in coding lessons and hands on projects. The event, which is being supported by the Government of BC, the BCTF’s Computer Using Educators of BC, and other industry, nonprofit and post-secondary organizations, is part of Code.org’s Hour of Code global initiative, which is meant to attract students from countries around the world to coding. In total, 400 students across the province, from cities including Victoria, Prince George, and Kelowna, will be participating in the Codecreate event. In total, over 560 organizations, classrooms, schools and districts are participating in Hour of Code BC — in total, there will be over 3,870 sessions in Canada.
At the same time, Vancouver is on a roll with hosting coding events geared at children, as Girls Learning Code is also hosting a full-day game-making workshop for parents and their children on December 12.