At The Iron Yard, we believe that investing in the local tech economy for the long-run means impacting and inspiring the next generation of coders. Our instructors and alumni regularly volunteer their time to make sure kids in every community where we operate have a chance to be exposed to coding. Plus, our kids coding classes usually include fun topics like how to build games and feature popular characters from movies and TV shows.
Each year, Code.org organizes Hour of Code – a global movement that introduces students around the globe to coding through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming. Teaching kids is in The Iron Yard’s DNA and we are proud participants in the Hour of Code.
Below are a few Hour of Code and kids coding programs happening on our campuses this week. Find out more on our Meetup pages.
- Charleston: Hour of Code – Star Wars on Tuesday, December 6 at 5:00 p.m.
- Indianapolis: Computer Science Ed Week – Community Hour of Code on Saturday, December 10 at 12:00 p.m.
- Minneapolis: Kids Academy (ages 8-13) on Saturday, December 10 at 1:00 p.m.
- Nashville: Hour of Code Powered by icitizen and The Iron Yard on Tuesday, December 6 at 4:30 p.m.
- Raleigh: Kids Programming (Ages 13 – 18) on Saturday, December 10 at 10:00 a.m.
- St. Petersburg/Tampa: Hour of Code – Celebrate Computer Education Week! on Wednesday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m.
- Washington, DC: Kids Academy – HTM & CSS on Saturday, December 10 at 11:00 a.m.