UWM joins Hour of Code effort

On Dec. 7, UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science joined Milwaukee’s Hour of Code, a region-wide event led by Northwestern Mutual. The goal is to teach an hour of computer coding to local students during Computer Science Week – or at least 1,000 hours of code across the Milwaukee region.

UWM’s Girls Who Code Club is one of the participants in the Hour of Code. Girls and even boys from area elementary schools, middle schools and high schools attend free Friday night classes. More than just instruction, it’s a club experience, with engaging, bonding activities, t-shirts and a spirit of camaraderie.

Hour of Code is a global events that this year included more than 200,000 events in more than 180 countries.