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Today, we’re surrounded by technology, yet very few of us understand how computers actually work. Simple computer science activities can help nurture creativity and problem solving skills. By getting a feel for computational thinking early, you can have a foundation for success in any future career path.


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The Hour of Code initiative in Southeast Tennessee will demystify coding and get people of all ages coding through simple, easy-to-use tutorials. Schools and community organizations throughout our region can hold their own Hour of Code events for teachers, students and even parents. Opening the door to computer science means opening the door to learning, creativity and future careers.





PLEASE NOTE: Due to low registration numbers for the 10am-12 pm session at the Brainerd Youth and Family Development Center, we’ve decided to combine the two events this year into ONE event at the Chattanooga Public Library from 1pm -3 pm. This event will be open to 3rd through 8th grade students.

There will be ONE Hour of Code events on December 13, 2014. This event will take place from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Chattanooga Public Library, is open to students grades 3-8. All skill levels are welcome – this is for students interested in trying out coding for the first time or expanding their existing coding skills. No experience necessary!  During this 2-hour session, kids will:

  • Learn about computer science careers from local professionals
  • Meet other students interested in coding
  • Complete the Hour of Code tutorials

Registration deadline for the Chattanooga Hour of Code Event is December 13, 2014
Don’t wait to register! Space is limited!