Celebrating Hour of Code™

Code is everywhere around you. It helps sort your search engine results, keeps you connected in virtual meetings, and powers your favorite apps and games.

But only a fraction of us learn how computer programming works. Hour of Code, a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and, aims to change that. Its goal? To give as many young people as possible the opportunity to try creating technology for themselves. 

“The Hour of Code is designed to demystify code and show that computer science is not rocket science—anybody can learn the basics,” said Hadi Partovi, founder and CEO of “Over 100 million students worldwide have tried an Hour of Code. The demand for relevant 21st-century computer science education crosses all borders and knows no boundaries.”

This year, we’ll celebrate Computer Science Education Week (December 6–12) and Hour of Code the BadgerBOTS way—by having two of our FIRST Tech Challenge teams create their very own Hour of Code activities for kids ages 7-12. Click below to sign up for these FREE events!

Monday, December 6
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
micro:bit Maqueen, taught by FTC team Mr. COD
Click to sign up!

Thursday, December 9
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
GameGo Controller, taught by FTC team Apple Crispr
Click to sign up!

Can’t attend either event? Celebrate at home! Free, self-led Hour of Code activities are available online all year long. You can find activities for all ages in over 45 different languages.