A free hour of Computer Science instruction for grades K-12.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where do I park?
The Amazon Meeting Center is part of the Doppler Tower complex and we have been told the building’s parking garage will be open and priced under $5. We are confirming and will update with exact pricing when we have it. Parking at other Amazon buildings for past events has been $2.44.
How do I volunteer?
Sign up for one of our free volunteer tickets so you’re on the guest list for the event. When you reserve your ticket, you will be asked what kind of volunteering you’d like to do. We will be in contact with all the volunteers the week before the event with more information on preparing for it. Please feel free to address any other questions you might have to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What will my child learn?
The Hour of Code is a program created by Code.org and Computer Science Education Week. There are dozens of different tutorials ranging from extremely basic programming concepts for Kindergarten-age kids to complex database queries for older kids. We will offer six tutorials from Code.org’s selection (you’ll be welcome to try others, but our volunteers will be prepared to help with six specific tutorials). The tutorials will be selected to provide challenges for children of all ages and experience levels. Every child should be able to learn something new.
What equipment do I need to bring?
Most Hour of Code tutorials run in a modern web browser and do not require any special software to be installed. A laptop with a recent version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Internet Explorer is recommended.
Some people who have attended our other events (this is our big one, but we hold 30 or more smaller ones a year) may remember borrowing laptops or chromebooks at them. Because of the size and complex logistics of this event, it is too likely our ability to provide and track loaned equipment would be overwhelmed, so we had to make a difficult choice not to loan equipment at this event.
On the other hand, at many of our 30 or more Saturday events in 2017, we’ll be able to loan laptops to children who cannot bring one. Join our mailing list or Facebook group to stay updated on all our 2017 events.