Apple is once again holding its "Hour of Code" workshops this year, and it has recently opened registrations for those who are interested in joining it. The free coding session workshop aims to provide children ages six and above, and it will take place at Apple's retail stores around the world.
Apple next week will be holding more than 1,400 "Hour of Code" workshops in over 18 countries. It also marks as the third year that the company based in California is participating in the program. This year, there will be over 465 Apple Stores from all over the world to help introduce students the power of coding with their first "Hour of Code." In this kind of workshop, students will be taking the first step towards creating the next big thing.
Hadi Partovi, CEO of Code.org, will be participating in the event to speak at New York's SoHo Apple Store, while Grant Hosford of codeSpark will, on the other hand, be hosting an interactive session for both children and parents alike in San Francisco. Danny Yaroslavski, cofounder of Lightbot, will also be sharing ways for children of all ages on learning the basics of programming at the store found in Chicago's Lincoln Park. CEO of LoiLo Inc Koji Sugiyama will be at the Apple Store in Ginza, Tokyo. And Andy Sum, developer of Crossy Road, will be in Sydney, Australia, on Dec. 9 as well. Apparently, the "Hour of Code" will also be held several regions outside the United States, including Brussels, Sydney and Tokyo.
Parents can now register their kids aged 6 and older by visiting their local Apple Store's website. It's also important to note that the availability of timeslots will vary depending on the retail stores themselves.
The "Hour of Code" initiative also has the support of a wide number of other big-named companies including Google, Facebook and Microsoft.