The Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming.

Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 30 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.

Have you done an Hour of Code yet?

President Obama has!

Obama Becomes First President to Write a Computer Program

Obama Becomes First President to Write a Computer Program


Ask your local school to teach computer science

Your local school can teach this self-serve intro course, partner with us to bring computer science to your entire district, and inspire students with these videos. Check our map to see if your school teaches computer science, and if not, ask them to.

Join millions of others at:

Hour of Drawing with Code: Learn to program using JavaScript, one of the world’s most popular programming languages via two great options:

Drag-and-drop: experimental block-based coding for those with less-developed typing skills and on tablet devices (ages 8+).

Typing: keyboard-based coding (ages 10+).

Hour of Webpages: Learn to make your own webpages using the basics of HTML and CSS (ages 10+).

Hour of Databases: Learn the fundamentals of databases using SQL to create tables, insert data into them, and do basic querying (ages 12+).

Beyond One Hour: Computer Science Education Week



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