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Apple to Offer Free 'Hour of Code' Workshop in Apple Stores on December 11th

Apple to Offer Free 'Hour of Code' Workshop in Apple Stores on December 11th

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Apple has announced that it will once again offer a free 'Hour of Code' workshop in its retail stores on December 11th.

Computer Science Education Week is December 8–14. We’re supporting by hosting workshops and other special events at your local Apple Store. Join us on December 11 for the Hour of Code, a free one-hour introduction to the basics of computer programming.

As part of Computer Science Education Week, the company is also hosting featured developers and engineers in select cities around the world.

Apple Store, Ginza Tokyo - Monday, December 8, 7:00 p.m
Hideko Ogawa and Takako Horiuchi, Flask

Join Flask founders Hideko Ogawa and Takako Horiuchi as they discuss how they became interested in programming and UI design. Hear what inspired them to start their company, how they came up with the idea for their latest iOS app, FitPort, and what made it so popular so quickly.

Apple Store, North Michigan Avenue Chicago - Monday, December 8, 7:00 p.m.
Theodore Gray, Touchpress

Theodore Gray, cofounder and chief creative officer of Touchpress, talks about getting his start in computing, what motivates him to create incredible apps, and his vision for The Elements — the app that launched the company. Get a look at the range of jaw-dropping apps from Touchpress that change the way we see and understand the world.

Apple Store, Regent Street London - Tuesday, December 9, 7:00 p.m.
Torsten Reil, NaturalMotion

NaturalMotion creates innovative, ultra-high-quality games and products using cutting-edge art and design. Hear CEO Torsten Reil talk about why he started coding and the thrill of developing next-generation mobile games that wow people with creativity and technology.

Apple Store, SoHo New York - Wednesday, December 10, 6:00 p.m.
Jocelyn Leavitt, Hopscotch

Jocelyn Leavitt’s Hopscotch team is passionate about programming, education, and creativity. Hear what motivated Jocelyn to start coding and how her desire to change the world inspired her to cofound Hopscotch. She’ll showcase their app, which lets kids code on iPad to create amazing games, stories, and animations.

Apple Store, Kurfürstendamm Berlin - Thursday, December 11, 7:00 p.m.
Mengting Gao and Fabian Lucas, AJNS New Media GmbH

The Kitchen Stories Recipes app offers inspiring video recipes and step-by-step photo instructions for easy-to-cook dishes. Join AJNS New Media GmbH founder and CEO Mengting Gao and CTO Fabian Lucas as they share their coding journeys and discuss the rewards of creating their revolutionary app.

Apple Store, Shinsaibashi Osaka - Friday, December 12, 7:00 p.m.
Yuta Tsuruoka, BASE CEO

Yuta Tsuruoka founded BASE in 2012, when he was 23 years old, with the goal of creating a service that would let anyone set up an online store quickly — at no cost. Hear his inspirational story to learn when he started programming and why he founded BASE.

More details about the events and the Hour of Code workshop can be found at the link below...

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Apple to Offer Free 'Hour of Code' Workshop in Apple Stores on December 11th

iProService - December 5, 2014 at 5:46pm
IClarified's article fails to mention these workshops are meant for children, not adults. Just wanted to throw that in there.