Thousands of Israeli Students Will Take Their First Coding Class Next Week
CTech – Thousands of Israeli students will receive an introduction to computer science next week, as part of the international Hour of Code event, led by non-profit organization Code.org. Backed by the likes of Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook, the Hour of Code initiative aims to introduce elementary and high school students to basic programming and coding skills. Happening annually since 2013, more than 100 million students have participated in the program worldwide, according to the organization. In Israel last year, 60,000 kids participated in coding sessions.