Apple to host 'Hour of Code' workshops at retail stores

Apple is partnering with again this year to promote Computer Science Education Week by using its retail stores to host free "Hour of Code" programming workshops on December 11, 2014.

Computer Science Education Week is December 8–14. We're supporting by hosting workshops and other special events at your local Apple Store. Join us on December 11 for the Hour of Code, a free one-hour introduction to the basics of computer programming.

The workshops will be available internationally, so if you're interested in joining Hour of Code, you can register now at and reserve your space. In addition to Hour of Code, Apple will also be hosting other scheduled workshops throughout the week.

Apple to Host Workshops for Hour of Code at Apple Retail Stores Around the World

Workshops Bring Computer Science to Every Student During Computer Science Education Week

SEATTLE, WA. (Dec. 4, 2014) – On Thursday, December 11, Apple retail stores around the world will host free one-hour coding workshops in support of the second annual Hour of Code, a movement to make computer science accessible to all students around the world. Workshops at Apple retail stores will offer an introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics of programming, coinciding with Computer Science Education Week, an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science. The Hour of Code campaign aims to reach 100 million students by the end of the 2014, marking a significant milestone in removing the veil of mystery that surrounds computer science and breaking stereotypes that steer girls and minorities away from the field.

"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 "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."

As part of Computer Science Education Week Apple will also host developers and engineers for special events and discussions in select cities around the world. To sign up for an Hour of Code workshop at your local Apple retail store, visit

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Participants, young and old, can share their computer education stories, photos and videos across all social media channels by using #HourofCode.

Chuong H Nguyen