Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, will tomorrow join Microsoft to take part in a Minecraft Hour of Code at Microsoft’s offices in Sandyford. The Minister will be joined by Cathriona Hallahan, Managing Director, Microsoft Ireland; Giustina Mizzoni, CoderDojo and 6th class students from St Olaf’s National School, Sandyford as they prepare for the global Hour of Code campaign taking place from the 5th – 11th of December.
The Hour of Code is a global campaign which provides students with a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Microsoft is a key supporter of the campaign.