HP Inc. Joins Hour of Code events to Introduce K-12 Students to Computer Science

HP Inc. announced that more than 800 HP volunteers will take part in Hour of Code – the largest learning event in history – during Computer Science Education Week, December 7-13, 2015.

Partnering with Hour of Code

Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science today than 10 years ago. HP is helping to change this by partnering with Code.org for Hour of Code events, which are designed to deliver computer science education to students worldwide.

 

Introducing kids to code

Through HP’s Hour of Code participation, the company will introduce K-12 students to computer science through one-hour introductory sessions designed to demystify coding and show how easy it is to learn the basics of computer science. Globally, HP will introduce computer science to more than 15,000 students, with a focus on girls and underrepresented groups.

HP employees join in

HP’s Chief Diversity Officer, Lesley Slaton Brown, describes HP’s partnership with Code.org as a strategic initiative, saying, “We’re excited to have our employees participate. Diversity and inclusion are truly a part of the fabric of our culture, and by lending our time we’re helping develop the next generation of women and minority innovators.”