Apple has opened registrations for this year’s ‘Hour of Code’ workshops, providing kids aged six and up with a free one-hour introduction to the basics of computer programming. The workshops take place at Apple Stores around the world on December 10th, and this will be the third year running that the company has offered them.

Hour of Code is a fun one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics of programming.

Like last year, the company is also holding a number of special events in support of Computer Science Education Week and Code.org … 

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CEO of Code.org Hadi Partovi will be speaking at New York’s SoHo Apple Store, codeSpark’s Grant Hosford will be hosting an interactive session for kids and parents in San Francisco and Lightbot founder Danny Yaroslavski will be sharing ways for kids of all ages to learn the fundamentals of programming in Chicago’s Lincoln Park store. Other events are being held in Brussels, Sydney and Tokyo.

Apple is also providing links to free resources designed to get people started with coding, including online courses from Code.org and apps, books, podcasts and iTunes U courses in a special Learn to Code section on iTunes.

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