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Bring computer science to your school. Start with an Hour of Code!

With technology changing every industry on the planet, computing knowledge has become part of a well-rounded skill set. But just half of all schools offer computer science! De gode nyheder er, at vi er på vej til at ændre dette. If you've heard about the Hour of Code, you might know that it has made history. More than 100 million students have now discovered how accessible and fun computer science can be by doing just one Hour of Code.

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Learn more at, try an hour yourself, or host an Hour of Code event to introduce others to the world of computing!

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Hvorfor arrangerer din skole Hour of Code?

Selv om vi alle ved, er det er vigtigt for elever, at lære at navigere i nutidens it-mættede verden. Men mange lærere har ikke erfaring i kodning og ved ikke hvor du skal begynde. Hour of Code er en chance for os alle til at se hvad kodning handler om.

Vi håber at det vil styrke interessen hos eleverne og at de vil fortsætte senere. Research also shows that kids can pick up programming concepts before they know how to read and write. I virkeligheden så er børns hjerner mere modtagelig for edb-sprog i en ung alder, ligesom med fremmedsprog.

Hvorfor er dette vigtigt?

There are nearly 700,000 open computing jobs in the US, but only 80,000 computer science students graduated into the workforce last year. And, 47 percent of schools in the U.S. don't offer computer science. It’s time for us to catch up to the 21st century. We know that regardless of what our students do when they grow up, whether they go into medicine, business, politics, or the arts, knowing how to build technology will give them confidence and a competitive edge.

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"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."

Om is a 501c3 public non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science and increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups. Its vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer programming. After launching in 2013, organized the Hour of Code campaign – which has introduced over 100 million students to computer science to date – and partnered with 70 public school districts nationwide to expand computer science programs. is supported by philanthropic donations from corporations, foundations and generous individuals, including Microsoft, Facebook, Infosys Foundation USA, Amazon, and others. For more information, please visit:

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