Like reading, writing and arthrimitic, coding is becoming an essential skill. Knowing how to program a computer gives us a deeper understanding of technology, which we interact with constantly in our daily lives. Being literate in code empowers us to craft and create what we desire.
Coding allows you to think about problems in a systematic and pragmatic way. Computational thinking, the ability to break down problems and express solutions in a way that computers can understand, is now a vital skill for everyone and not just computer scientists.
Software development is one of the most in-demand skills of the 21st century. The BC technology industry is rapidly growing, but the talent gap is widening. Learning how to code opens greater career options and ensures job security.
Code gives us a way to express our imagination and share ideas. Whether you want to build a game, app or website, coding is a creative endevadour that allows us to create with language. Best of all, it's fun!
Bring an open mind and your own computer. Some communities may have computers available for attendees. Please check the city's registration page for more information. Arrive early to register with a parent or guardian. Parents or guardians can choose to leave after registeration especially if the venue has limited space.
A lead instructor from our Learning Partner, Lighthouse Labs, will teach a lesson where students will learn how the computer and internet work, and the fundamentals of coding in preparation for their hands-on project.
Coding time! With the help of mentors, students will work on a hands-on project with curriculum donated by our Learning Partner, Lighthouse Labs. Mentors will be available to help the students with their project and engage in conversations about careers in technology. Within a couple of hours, the students will go home with a project that they can show off to their parents and teachers!
What's a tech event without free food? Students will be rewarded with delicious food from our Food Partner, Panago, for their hard day's work of coding!
All of the events are absolutely free, including lunch! In some communities, students will have to bring their own laptops in order to participate. Please check the city's registration page to confirm.
Students between the ages of 8 to 18 attending primary or secondary school in BC. 10% of participant seats for each event will also be allocated to teachers who are members of CUEBC.
We are hosting Codecreate in celebration the Hour of Code, the global computer science and digital literacy awareness campaign during December 7 to 13, 2015. As the technology sector grows in BC and computational thinking and digital literacy becomes increasingly important in the 21st century, we think every student in BC should have the opportunity to learn computer science.
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 40 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104. For more information about the Hour of Code, visit hourofcode.com/ca.
None! The curriculum is specifically designed for beginners who have very little or no prior coding knowledge. However, the student must know how to operate a computer independently and have adequate spelling skills as a pre-requesite to participate.
In some communities, the student will need to bring their own laptop. Please check the city's registration page to confirm. A parent or guardian will also need to accompany the student during registration and promptly pickup the student after the workshop ends.
It depends on the event host and the capacity available at the venue. Please check with the event host for your city when you register.
The parent or guardian of the student must register for the event and accept the terms and conditions for the event prior to the student's participation.
Interested in volunteering? Register as a volunteer. Interested in partnering? Contact us!
Absolutely! Start planning here by reviewing the Hour of Code how-to guide.
We're thrilled to hear that you want to continue to learn how to code! Visit code.org/learn for more coding learning resources for the Hour of Code and beyond an Hour of Code.