Participants in last year’s Hour of Code at Lincoln Academy.

On Wednesday, December 7, members of Lincoln Academy’s IT team invite families from our local area to join with the millions of other people globally taking part in the Hour of Code celebration in early December. The computer lab in LA’s ATEC building will be open for two drop in sessions, the first running from 3:30 pm – 5 pm and the second 5 pm – 7 pm. There are fun, self-directed, code-learning and computer science activities for all ages, so make it a family affair!  This is a free event and those that participate can enter to win a door prize.

Minecraft, Lightbot, Star Wars, Lego, Scratch or one of the hundreds of other fun and engaging tutorials are sure to be on deck for this year’s global event.  Observed annually since 2013 during Computer Science Education Week, the Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify what coding is and how it enables us to create computer software, apps and websites.

Through Hour of Code anybody can learn the basics.

It is part of a campaign that Code.org, a non-profit organization, launched in the US with the goal of introducing coding into the US curriculum and raising awareness around what coding is. This local event is organized by the LA “IT Team” and the Maine Math and Science Alliance’s STEM Guides project.

When: December 7, 2016 from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Who: Co hosted by Lincoln Academy IT team and Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance. All welcome to attend!

What: Hour of Code, open to the public

Why: to promote coding in US curriculum and raise awareness around what computer coding is.

Where: Lincoln Academy ATEC building, Newcastle, ME