Microsoft’s Hour of Code Week teaches computer science to Mexican youth

Microsoft Mexico launched its Hour of Code campaign to teach Computer Science for children during the first week of October. The main goal of the initiative is to utilize technology as a platform to empower youth and children through the development of analytic skills. It offers youth the opportunity to start learning how to think in a structured way in order to start becoming familiar with programming.

Based on the company’s estimates, at least 700 thousand youth and children in Mexico have finished a basic course with one of their partners, such as Code.org. What’s most relevant about these organizations is that they provide courses that are tailored for children, offering attractive features such as an hour of code with Minecraft characters. Additionally, the courses utilize interactive blocks of code that enable children to start programming without necessarily having to learn complex text commands.

After the courses are finished, participants are eligible to receive free electronic certificates from Microsoft Virtual Academy, Aprendiengo a Programar and Comunidad IT. Other more advanced courses for cloud technologies or Azure are also available. Find more information through the hashtags #HoraDeCódigo and #YoPuedoProgramar or directly at their official website.