It is time for Learning Professionals to take an hour and learn more about the evolving world of “Code”.
Learning 2018 is working with Bloomberg to offer event participants an “Hour of Code”(tm) experience (https://hourofcode.com/us). Bloomberg is a global information and technology company focused on delivering data, news and analytics as well as building innovative products and solutions needed for the 21st century. Over the past couple of years, Bloomberg has launched initiatives to bring coding skills to traditionally non-coding areas of the business, specifically around the skills needed for advanced data analytics and data science. One of the opportunities Bloomberg has leveraged is the “Hour of Code”, which we will offer as an experience to Learning 2018 participants!
Originally developed for K-12 students around the world, “Hour of Code” is working to address the fact that fewer than half of all schools teach computer science. Girls and minorities are severely underrepresented in computer science classes, and in the tech industry. Hour of Code hopes to change this.
At Learning 2018, Bloomberg will facilitate several opportunities for participants to experience Hour of Code activities in which they can learn and practice a variety of coding languages, plus learn how to run “Hour of Code” experiences in their own organizations.
Suzanne Mulder, Global Data Training Manager at Bloomberg, will be one of the Hour of Code facilitators at Learning 2018. She said, “Learning to code can seem intimidating or out-of-reach for employees who are new to it. We have offered this program as a way to spark conversation about innovation that is possible by learning to code and to demystify the process, so that it seems accessible to everyone. We are excited to explore the world of “Code” with our learning colleagues from around the globe.”
Elliott Masie, Host and Curator of Learning 2018, said, “Learning is changing, and the language of innovation is also evolving. It is key for learning producers, managers, designers, and teachers to better understand the world of computer coding. We are deeply pleased to have our colleagues from Bloomberg facilitate an “Hour of Code” experience for the global learning participants at Learning 2018.”
“The 'Hour of Code™' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [csedweek.org] and Code.org [code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.”