The Hour of Code is coming! Amazon Future Engineer, Amazon Web Services, and AWS Educate are supporting Amazonians across the globe as they inspire kids to try computer science through Code.org’s Hour of Code – both powered by AWS. The Hour of Code takes place during Computer Science Education Week, December 9 to 15.
For the second year, Scratch and the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate program built a new activity for Code.org’s Hour of Code, the annual global event to introduce students to computer science. Held annually during Computer Science Education Week on December 9-15, the Hour of Code is designed to demystify “code,” show that anybody can learn the basics, and broaden participation in the field of computer sciences.
From Cape Town, South Africa to Herndon, Virginia, Amazonians hosted over 140 events across the globe with over 1,760 employees volunteering their time to teach an Hour of Code to over 28,000 students from kindergarten to 12th grade. Employees across Amazon volunteered for Hour of Code to help inspire the workforce of tomorrow.
Timed with the 2018 back-to-school season, nearly 600 students, educators, university presidents, college administrators, superintendents, and business leaders from 14 different countries met in Seattle, Washington, to discuss how the cloud can address challenges and opportunities facing education. The conference revolved around three core themes: innovation and transformation, the role of machine learning in education, and building the workforce of tomorrow.
Brushed-up coding skills. A first encounter with computer science. A lesson in persistence. This year’s installment of Hour of Code was another success for Computer Science Education Week and Code.org – and for the future of women and underrepresented minorities in technology.
Hour of Code is now underway. This global movement exposes students to the power of computer science and is held during Computer Science Education Week, which runs this year from December 4-10. We caught up earlier with participating student, Niamani Knight, to discuss her Hour of Code experience. She also shared how she’s building opportunities for other students to learn coding.
AWS Educate and Amazon Future Engineer Teamed with CodeCombat to Create a New Game for the Hour of Code
As part of Amazon’s recently announced $10M grant to support Code.org, AWS Educate and Amazon Future Engineers have teamed with CodeCombat to create a new game that embeds Amazon DynamoDB that will be offered for free this year on Code.org during the Hour of Code – Game Development with DynamoDB. In this game, Amazon DynamoDB allows students to build code that records and displays their game scores.
Last week, Code.org used the AWS Cloud to host the 2016 Hour of Code event, which brought coding exercises to classrooms around the world. Tens of millions of children worldwide tried coding through Code.org’s tutorials and lessons. These self-guided lessons allowed students to work at their own pace and skill-level using themes like Angry Birds, […]
This week, more than 100 million students in over 180 countries will participate in the Hour of Code hosted by Code.org and powered by Amazon Web Services. Developing strong computational thinking skills is important to every student to prepare them for careers in today’s innovation-driven economy. During last year’s event, over 200 billion lines of […]
During December 7-13, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week, tens of millions of students in 180+ countries participated in Code.org’s “The Hour of Code” powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. To […]