15.5. 2017 Ict

Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS) joins the mission to introduce school pupils to computer science

The Hour of Code™ is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. To date, 165,947 Hour of Code events have been organized around the world, with more than 100 million students participating.

The event is a one-hour introduction to programming. The students will learn some basics of programming through a game-based approach and will be able to test their skills in a friendly competition with their classmates and with other students from all over the world.

“Teaching computer science is a high-yield long-term investment and a multi-step process, and we believe that its first step – Hour of Code™ – should ignite an interest in pupils in learning how technology is made. The ability to code is not a privilege, but a fundamental skill for the future.”, says Prof. Ion Petre, Director of Turku Centre for Computer Science.

This spring, Turku Centre for Computer Science organizes two sessions of Hour of Code™. 7th grade students from Rieskalähteen koulu and S:t Olofsskolan i Åbo will have the chance to try their hands on programming on Monday, 15th May 2017, and Tuesday, 30th of May 2017.