You likely have already heard that Code.org's "Hour of Code" event is now on as part of Computer Science Education Week (December 9-15). Already more than 6,144,000 students across the world have already learned basics of computer science and written over 188,257,000 lines of code.
Contributing its expertise in interoperability, Microsoft Open Technologies worked with the Code.org team to make sure the code.org site supports older versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer and other browsers, so that as many students as possible can participate in this event and to learn programming.
“As the Hour of Code week is now underway, we wish to thank the MS Open Tech team for their contributions in helping code.org offer complete support across multiple browsers. This support has made it possible for us to significantly broaden our reach so that we can help more students around the world get their start with programming.” Toby Kahan – Developer - Code.org
Code.org is a non-profit initiative dedicated to expanding participation in computer science education by making it available in more schools. More than five million students are expected to participate globally at 33,000 schools in 166 countries, and endorsements by celebrities and public figures including U.S. President Barack Obama, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg.
Whether you are new to coding, or a long-time developer, we encourage you to participate and to recommend this event to your friends and family.