For the fifth year in a row, Accenture is proud to partner with Code.org to support Hour of Code. It’s a global movement that aims to empower every student, in every school all over the world, to learn how to code. Given that Accenture is passionate about technology, we are proud to support Code.org’s mission to bring computer science education to students everywhere. This year, we’re coming together to make a difference December 9–15, during Computer Science Education Week.
Computer Science opens more doors for students than any other discipline in today’s world. Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.
Hour of Code is a volunteer- and teacher-based program. Through free, one-hour introductory tutorials that are easy and fun, students learn the principles of coding. They can experience that anybody can learn to code. Accenture offers its own coding tutorial, Accenture Intelligent Space Exploration, in 15 languages. It teaches students about artificial intelligence though an animated robot learning to explore a new planet.
Last year, we taught about 100,000 students around the globe to code. This experience is helping these young people build skills that could transform the world—and earn them rewarding careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This year, we’re hoping to reach even more students to help them be better prepared to thrive in the digital world.