Hour of Code event at the White House on Monday, December 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/AP Images for Code.org)

It’s Computer Science Education Week and in recognition of that, the 2015 Hour of Code began yesterday. This time around, CcHUB is participating in the programme of activities.

This Saturday, CcHUB will be hosting the Hour of Code and it is open to kids aged 5-18 years. CcHUB is giving those kids the opportunity to be paired up with individuals in the technology industry to mentor them through the Hour of Code activities. Parents can sign up their kids to attend the event for free, while volunteers can also sign up to mentor kids. Mentors can either be University undergraduates or professionals.

The Hour of Code is a global event that is organised annually for the young and the restless old. The event is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. So far it has served over 147 million people in different places in the world.

The event serves both kids with no programming experience as well as kids who know how to code. Activities have been put together to engage kids of different levels and ages.

Things like this make me happy. A few months ago, I found out that, in my brother’s secondary school, they were already teaching them how to code. Coding is the new Mathematics-and-English-Language, and it’s important all kids start taking lessons from an early age. It is important for the present and will be even more important in the future. It’s only right to give kids access to resources that will ready them for the future.

Details of the Hour of Code event are as follows:

Date: December 12, 2015

Venue: CcHUB MxLab, Ground Floor, 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba

Time: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (First Session)

            1:00 PM – 2.30 PM (Second Session)

Parents can sign up their kids for free for either the morning or afternoon session by filling out this form here. Slots are allocated on a first-come basis, and parents can sign up more than one child to attend the event.

Undergraduates and professionals that understand how to read and write code can sign up as mentors during the Hour of Code by completing this form here.

If you need more information, or have questions to ask, you can reach out to mxlab@cchubnigeria.com.

Photo Credit: Hour of Code

David Adeleke Author

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