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Our 2021 Calendar

Computer Science Education Week/Hour of Code

Computer Science Education Week, CSEdWeek, is an annual event dedicated to inspiring children aged ten and above to learn computer science.

Its purpose is to promote fairness in computer science education and celebrate the contributions and achievements of students, teachers, and practitioners.

The Hour of Code, which takes place every year during the CSEdWeek is an introduction to computer science designed to demystify coding and show that anyone can learn the basics. It is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries.

The event is held annually in the week that includes 9th December. This week was chosen to commemorate the birthday of the computer scientist Grace Hopper.

Grace Hopper was an American US Navy rear admiral, and a computer scientist, who was born on 9th December 1906. She is recognized for her pioneering work, her contributions to computer programming, software development and design, and computer programming languages.

During the Second World War, Hopper worked on top-secret projects and co-wrote the user manual for MARK I, the first electromechanical computer in the US. Hopper is also famous for coining the term ‘bug’ after removing an actual bug (a moth) from a computer in 1947.

Launched by the Association for Computing Machinery in 2009, the event is partnered by a number of non-profit organizations and technology companies.

This year, Google has partnered with Whiz Kids Africa by Eveminet to bring CSEdWeek’ and ‘Hour of Code’ to you.

To join in the activities, register here https://tinyurl.com/CSFirstReg-NSB