Mathnasium of Fort Wayne to host an Hour of Code

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

December 14, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Location: Mathnasium of Fort Wayne, Dupont Village at 479 E Dupont Rd.

Phone: 260-637-3113

Email: fortwayne@mathnasium.com

Link: http://www.mathnasium.com

Event Description

December 6, 2013 Updated Dec 6, 2013 at 12:12 PM EDT

We live in a world surrounded by technology. Information, commerce, communication, and entertainment all rely on computers. But only a tiny fraction of us learn computer science, the basics of how computers work, or how to create software, apps, or web sites.

This year, to celebrate Computer Science Education Week (December 9-15), Mathnasium of Fort Wayne is joining a massive campaign to prepare students for the 21st century. On Saturday, December 14, 2013, at 1:30 pm, Mathnasium of Fort Wayne will host an Hour of Code. It’s a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator.

Programming literacy is going to be a key to your child’s future. Computer Science provides a foundation for virtually any career and everybody can benefit from learning the basics. Did you know:

•Software jobs outnumber students 3-to-1. The gap is 1 million jobs over 10 years-and these are some of the highest paying jobs.
•90% of schools in the U.S. do not teach computer science. In many other countries, it’s required.
•The basics can be learned by anybody, starting in elementary school. But fewer than 10% of students try.

The Hour of Code campaign is an audacious goal: to introduce 10 million students to one hour of computer science. Currently, there are over 2 million participants signed up. Space is limited at Mathnasium of Fort Wayne, so please contact us at fortwayne@mathnasium.com to reserve your spot. There is no cost to participate. Mathnasium of Fort Wayne is located in the Dupont Village at 479 E Dupont Rd.

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