The Computer Science Education Week begins on
Monday, 7, and Microsoft continues the third edition of the campaign "Time
Code", which uses the language blocks to teach students and teachers to
program for free. The initiative is part of YouthSpark, Microsoft's project to
generate employment opportunities and support entrepreneurship.

Microsoft Promotes "The Code Hour"
Today on December 13, Microsoft plans to hold
at least 100,000 events in over 50 countries to teach more than 250 thousand
young people to program in online workshops. The objective is that young people
learn basic fundamentals of computer science and the concepts used to make
applications, essential knowledge for professionals Century 21. Just this week,
the company intends to reach ten million young people, a number that will grow
until the end of the year.
The Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, attended the
official launch of "The Code Hour" at school Rainier View in Seattle.
Satya interacted with students while they used the tutorial coding based on the
game "Minecraft" - game that has more than 100 million players around
the world - to learn basic programming concepts within a popular and fun
environment. The tutorial is available worldwide, with Portuguese version for
Brazil.
In Brazil, Neymar Jr Institute, already
partner of the initiative, will provide the children served by the project on
the coast the opportunity to build your first application, receive an online
certificate and discover a new career possibility. Other non-governmental
organizations also participate in the campaign. These include ATN (Telecentre
Information and Business Association), Brasilia, and CDI (Center for Digital
Inclusion), which will promote workshops in partnership with four institutions recode program communities in Rio de Janeiro.

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