MillenniumIT Supports The 'Hour Of Code'

More than thirty students took part in MillenniumIT's recent ‘Hour of Code' programme on Thursday 11 & Friday, 12 December, on our Malabe campus.

What is the Hour of Code?

The Hour of Code (HOC) is a global movement, held this year from 8-14 December, organised by the Computer Science Education Week and Code.org. It reaches millions of students around the globe and takes them through the basics and importance of computer science, through a one-hour computer programming session. Although the campaign is primarily aimed at students, there is no set age limit and anyone can be a part of this global movement.

‘Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science – Code.org'

The HOC at MillenniumIT took place on two days, with the first day being allocated for the children of the staff. In total around fifteen children aged from 4 – 13 attended the event. Each child either brought with them or was given a laptop or tablet PC to work on and was partnered with a MillenniumIT employee to start off their programming ventures. After a successful session of coding the staff at MillenniumIT had organised refreshments and, much to the children's delight, a bouncy castle!

The second round of HOC was organized for a group of children from Horizon College International, a school opposite MillenniumIT's campus. Sixteen students participated in the session, which was held in the auditorium. In the spirit of competition, the students were informed that the individual with the most number of codes at the end of the hour would receive a prize. After a lot of hard work, three students shared the prize for their efforts.

If you would like to have a go at learning to code and get-to-grips with the basic concepts of computer science, take a look at code.org for more information.

More than thirty students took part in MillenniumIT's recent ‘Hour of Code' programme on Thursday 11 & Friday, 12 December, on our Malabe campus.

What is the Hour of Code?

The Hour of Code (HOC) is a global movement, held this year from 8-14 December, organised by the Computer Science Education Week and Code.org. It reaches millions of students around the globe and takes them through the basics and importance of computer science, through a one-hour computer programming session. Although the campaign is primarily aimed at students, there is no set age limit and anyone can be a part of this global movement.

‘Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science – Code.org'

The HOC at MillenniumIT took place on two days, with the first day being allocated for the children of the staff. In total around fifteen children aged from 4 – 13 attended the event. Each child either brought with them or was given a laptop or tablet PC to work on and was partnered with a MillenniumIT employee to start off their programming ventures. After a successful session of coding the staff at MillenniumIT had organised refreshments and, much to the children's delight, a bouncy castle!

The second round of HOC was organized for a group of children from Horizon College International, a school opposite MillenniumIT's campus. Sixteen students participated in the session, which was held in the auditorium. In the spirit of competition, the students were informed that the individual with the most number of codes at the end of the hour would receive a prize. After a lot of hard work, three students shared the prize for their efforts.

If you would like to have a go at learning to code and get-to-grips with the basic concepts of computer science, take a look at code.org for more information.