Free coding sessions hit Apple Stores near you next month

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Apple will host free coding sessions at retail stores around the world next month.

The Code with Apple events will teach the basics of coding and apps in celebration of Computer Science Education Week. They will also include exclusive labs with app designers and developers.

This will be the seventh consecutive year Apple has hosted free coding session at its stores. But for the first time, this year’s will include the Coding Lab for Kids: Pre-Coding with Helpsters.

The new sessions, inspired by Apple TV+ original Helpsters, as the name suggests, are aimed at kids aged between three and five. And you can sign up for them today.

Sign up for Code with Apple

Visit Apple’s website to find Code with Apple sessions at a store near you. If you’re lucky enough to live near a flagship location, you will get the chance to learn from notable artists and developers.

Apple will host a Drawing Code session with new media artist Zach Lieberman at Apple Fifth Avenue on December 5. Artist Sarah Rothberb will teach AR experiences at Apple Michigan Avenue on December 14. And on December 10, artist and videographer District Dodger will teach AR scultures at Apple Carnegie Hall.

The Code with Apple sessions take place between December 1 and December 15. They are completely free to attend, but there will be strong demand for places, so signing up early is a good idea.

Apple’s efforts to teach code

Apple has long been focused on helping people of all ages get into coding. In addition to its free coding sessions, it offers the free Swift Playgrounds app for first-time coders, and has created a comprehensive Everyone Can Code curriculum.

Everyone Can Code pushes for code to be taught in schools by providing teachers with the help and resources they need to teach coding in the classroom, from kindergarten to college. It even offers Swift Certification for students.