Free lessons at Apple Stores will turn you into a code wizard

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You can now get a free coding education at the Apple Store. Photo: Apple

Apple announced today that in support of Computer Science Education Week, anyone can come to an Apple Store on December 11th for a free-introductory course on how to become the next great iOS developer.

The free coding workshops are part of Code.org’s Hour of Code initiative, that seeks to make coding a little less intimidating by educating people of all ages on the basics of computer programming, because like Steve Jobs once said, every American should learn how to code.

“We are proud to be part of making computer science accessible to students of all ages around the world,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “Education is part of Apple’s DNA and we believe this is a great way to inspire kids to discover technology.”

Along with the free one-hour coding workshops on December 11th, Apple Stores will host events with developers and engineers in select cities around the world. Tokyo, Chicago, London, New York, Berlin and Osaka Apple Stores are mentioned specifically on Apple’s workshop site, but you can also check your local store to see if there’s a featured event closer to you.

Source: Apple