One of the areas that Apple has consistently put a major focus on is coding, hoping to get even more developers out there creating the next must-have apps and games for iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS users.
One way it does that is with its Hour of Code sessions. These are meant for all ages, with classes and lesson plans that are designed to help individuals learn how to develop apps. Apple typically hosts these events at every single one of its Apple Stores across the globe, just like it did last year, and this year is certainly no different. Apple officially announced on Monday that its newest Hour of Code sessions start on Saturday, December 1, and will run until Wednesday, December 14.
“Apple today unveiled new resources designed to bring coding education through the Everyone Can Code program to even more students around the world. Starting today, customers can register for thousands of free Hour of Code sessions, available at all Apple Store locations around the world from December 1 through 14.”
In addition to that, Apple is also launching Swift Coding Club materials, which is basically out-of-class educational material for coders to use while they aren’t participating in one of the hour of coding sessions. There is also new App Development with Swift certification, and Advanced Placement curriculum as well.
“For the sixth year, Apple will host Hour of Code daily coding sessions through Today at Apple from December 1 through 14. The sessions will provide opportunities for people at a variety of skill levels to learn coding. Kids Hour sessions will help aspiring coders aged six to 12 explore coding with robots, while those aged 12 and above can attend sessions using Swift Playgrounds and iPad to learn coding concepts.”
The new Hour of Code sessions kick off next week. Will you, or anyone you know, be taking part in them?[via Apple]