November 27, 2018

With technology changing every industry on the planet, computing knowledge is an essential part of a well-rounded skill set. Computer science has been on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo!, and Disney. In 2015, 7 million openings in the U.S. were in occupations – including art and design – that value coding skills. Knowing how to build technology gives Valpo students confidence and a competitive edge regardless of what they do when they leave campus: healthcare, business, engineering, politics, or the arts.

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Last year’s event made history. Over 100 million students have now discovered how accessible and fun computer science can be by doing just one Hour of Code. Every Apple Store in the world has hosted an Hour of Code, and world leaders like President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote their first lines of code as part of the campaign.

Whether you’re a student, faculty, or staff, join Valpo’s Hour of Code 2018. Spend just one hour learning the basics of coding from Valpo students. Want to stay all afternoon? No problem!

  • When: Friday, Dec. 7 between 2-5 p.m.
  • Where: Center for the Arts Lobby
  • Come when you can, stay as long as you like!
  • Got a device? Bring it along!
  • Snacks will be provided.

Want to get a jump start? Get started at

The ‘Hour of Code™’ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 3-9) and to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.

Co-sponsored by:

  • Office of Information Technology
  • Department of Computing and Information Sciences
  • Valpo’s chapter of Association for Computing Machinery
  • Women in Bloom, Inc.