The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, expanding to all sorts of community efforts.
The Hour of Code takes place during Computer Science Education Week and schools all around the world can participate. Computer Science Education Week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (9 December 1906).
Students had the opportunity in their mentor time to practise their coding skills in a range of simple coding apps from Minecraft and Snapchat filters to building a Star Wars galaxy world or their own app. Some of these were created by Made With Code, a company that works to encourage more girls to get excited about coding.