Arts Council Partners with Microsoft on ‘Hour of Code’

arts_council_logoArts Council Offices, Merrion Square.
8 December 2014

The global Hour of Code event, run by Code.org is scheduled to take place on 8 December. A global initiative, Microsoft is taking a leading role in Ireland to help drive awareness of the campaign and to create as many opportunities as possible for people – young and old – to get a taste of coding.

Working directly with Digital Schools, Junior Achievement, the Arts Council and CoderDojo, Microsoft is seeking to get as many Irish events organised and registered as possible for 8 December. The global ambition for the programme is that ten million students will learn to code on the day – in Ireland, Microsoft has set a target of 10,000.

One of the flagship events on the day will be held in the Arts Council offices on Merrion Square. The event will focus on the creative aspect of coding and what it offers to the arts community.

Microsoft is also encouraging anyone interested in hosting an event to register it on www.hourofcode.org/ie and to notify the Irish team of their plans by emailing Cillian@q4pr.ie.

For more information about the Hour of Code log on to www.hourofcode.org/ie.

And see Arts Council website: http://www.artscouncil.ie/News/Arts-Council-partners-with-Microsoft-Ireland-on-Hour-of-Code/

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