• An Hour of Code Online

    Tuesday December 8, 2015 at 4pm PT

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The Hour of Code with iD Tech

Who's Invited: Campers, students, parents, teachers, employers, employees, and community members are all welcome to attend. We're even inviting everyone from the main iD Tech office to join in!

What: Participate in the free Tech Rocket Hour of Code tutorial and open up a world of possibilities! During the event, Tech Rocket instructors will be answering questions via live chat (found on each course page).

When: Tuesday December 8, 2015 at 4pm Pacific Time

Where: Online at Tech Rocket (online program launched by iD Tech)

Why: Our goal is to spark the interest of participants who may otherwise not learn to code.

How: Participants must enroll with Tech Rocket prior to the event. If you don't already have an account, create a free one today by clicking the button below. Please note that students under the age of 13 will need a parent's help setting up an account. After you've completed the Hour of Code, you can request an Hour of Code Completion Certificate.

If you do not already have a Tech Rocket account, you can enroll for free to participate.

Origins of the Hour of Code

Originally launched by non-profit Code.org, the Hour of Code is an initiative designed to expose millions of students to programming in a fun, accessible way. When the Hour of Code first launched in December of 2012, nearly 20 million students discovered programming in schools, workplaces, and communities nationwide, as well as online. Since then, hundreds of millions of students have discovered coding via the Code.org tutorials. We’re expanding upon this momentum by offering our own special twist on the Hour of Code for the iD Tech community.

Why Learn to Code?

Jobs in computer science are growing at TWICE the national average, despite an extreme shortage of qualified programmers. Our mission is to inspire students and prepare them for over 1 million unfilled STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) jobs. Coupled with our 1-on-1 instruction, a mere hour of coding can help demystify programming for those who have never been exposed to it. Learning to code is like learning to read, write, or do math—with practice and guidance, anyone can do it. In recent years, it has become a vital skill. View all iD Tech coding camps.

"Although only 10 percent of schools teach computer science, even one hour of exposure can be enough to change a student's life, as it did mine. In the 21st century, this isn't just a course you study to get a job in software—it's important to learn even if you want to be a nurse, a journalist, an accountant, a lawyer or even a president." -Hadi Partovi, Co-founder, Code.org

About iD Tech

iD Tech is the #1 tech camp on the planet! Kids and teens design video games, mod with Minecraft, code apps, engineer robots, build websites, produce films, and more. Programs are held at 150+ locations nationwide with hand-selected staff, unique campus experiences, and stimulating courses delivered in small clusters of 8 students per instructor.

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