Hour of Code 2019 Preview

The world continues to rapidly change around us, especially when it comes to the evolution of technology. More and more careers are technology-driven, and our local businesses must not only understand these changes but employ workers that will utilize and adapt to them.

There is a popular event coming up, one that shows us that anyone can learn the basics when it comes to coding and a basic tutorial on the foundation of computer science.The 6th annual Hour of Code event is coming up on Saturday, December 7.

Hosted by LPED, Lincoln Public Schools Computer Science, Nebraska Computer Science & Engineering, Nebraska Innovation Campus and Turbine Flats, this free event will be held at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center from 9:00 a.m. until noon and is for people of all ages, children and adults alike.

You’ll want to be one of 800 anticipated attendees who are in for a morning of coding activities and interactive demonstrations that show how technology continues to drive our world. 
An introduction to coding can mean the doors opening across many areas of computer science driven careers and potential courses in post-secondary education. With most of the startup world today revolving around technology, computers and the foundations they’re built upon, digital coding is increasingly important.

Lincoln’s Hour of Code event is a continuation of the worldwide event, which takes place in various locations from December 9-15 during Computer Science Education Week. The worldwide Hour of Code movement extends to over 45 languages, millions of students and teachers in over 180 countries. The global goals are not to necessarily create coders but to create an understanding of how technology works in our everyday lives and how it can most easily be understood.

The event is introductory to all in attendance. A walkthrough of basic tutorials on computer, phone and tablets will of course not make anyone an expert when it comes to coding and computer science but rather show that these areas can be fun and creative.

There will also be an Interactive Tech Fair, containing over a dozen interactive booths and mentors from local technology companies to help those interested get started in programming. This is a glimpse into the future of what America’s workforce will look like in the years to come.

For more information on this year’s event, click here to visit the Hour of Code website.

This event continues to grow thanks to the involvement of our community and local partners. It is an event looked forward to by many in our area and it will continue to grow in the years to come.

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