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Software Literacy Center to launch, bringing “The Hour of Code” to Fresno December 8th — 14th

Liberating Software, the newly-formed "The Fresno Center for Open Software Literacy", will launch on December 8th by bringing a full week's worth of "An Hour of Code" to Fresno as part of Computer Science Education Week 2014.

Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Girls and minorities are severely underrepresented. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this.

In one week last year, 15 million students tried computer science! Computer science was on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. President Obama, Shakira and Ashton Kutcher all kicked off the Hour of Code with videos. Over 100 partners came together to support this movement.

Now the Hour of Code movement is aiming for 100 million students.

That’s why Liberating Software is kicking off its computer literacy programs by joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during the week of December 8-14.

A number of different one-hour sessions will be offered in the afternoons and early evenings, and winding up with an Open House the afternoon of Sunday, December 14th. These will include

The Hour of Code, organized by the nonprofit Code.org and over 100 others, is a statement that today’s generation of students are ready to learn critical skills for 21st century success. Please join us.

About Liberating Software

Liberating Software is the Fresno Center for Open Software Literacy, dedicated to providing students with the opportunity to learn to program computers using a wide range of freely-available tools. We work in collaboration with a number of local organizations, including Fresno Ideaworks and Geekwise Academy, as well as national and international groups including Code.org, CoderDojo, and Girl Develop It!

About The Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is organized by Code.org, a public 501c3 non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. An unprecedented coalition of partners have come together to support the Hour of Code, too — including Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the College Board.

Contact

David Schlesinger
info [at] liberating-software [dot] org
(559) 382-0890