Hour of Code

The Hour of Code: Powell County Students Join Millions as Part of Computer Science Education Week

On December 13, 2014, Powell County students joined the mission to introduce 100 million students to computer science. Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than ten years ago. Girls and minorities are severely underrepresented. Some sources estimate as many as 1 million unfilled computer-related jobs by 2020. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this, one hour at a time: the Hour of Code helps introduce students to computer programming and computer science.

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Jane Hayes: Computing—Where the Jobs are

On Saturday, July 12, volunteers from the University of Kentucky’s Department of Computer Science worked with 24 children—residents of Powell and surrounding counties— to undertake the Hour of Code.

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