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The Iron Yard hosts free kids coding events Dec. 7-13
11/28/2015 12:15:40 PM


Skills in Computer Science are in demand, and computer programming jobs are growing at twice the national average. Still, the majority of traditional schools don’t offer computer programming classes, meaning tons of kids have never been exposed to computer science.*

As part of Hour of Code, a global effort to introduce students to computer coding, The Iron Yard is hosting free coding events for students at 17 campus locations across the U.S. and London. The courses are being held during the week of Dec. 7-13, and are open to any interested student (and their parents!). Last year, every Apple Store in the world hosted an Hour of Code and even President Obama wrote his first line of code as part of the campaign.

“We believe in investing in the local tech economy for the long run, and that means impacting the next generation,” said Peter Barth, CEO of The Iron Yard. “The entire reason we exist is to create real, lasting change for people, companies and communities through technology education. Hosting these events is a great way to help kids take their first step down a path that could unlock a passion for technology.”

A full list of The Iron Yard’s free Hour of Code classes can be found on this Google Map. Details for each event can be found below. For specifics, please call 312-241-8664.


Tuesday, 12/8, 6pm

Topic: Build a homework excuse generator!


Tuesday, 12/8, 3:45 - 5:15pm

Topic: Angry Birds - ages 8-12


Saturday, 12/12, 10am-noon

Topic: Star Wars


Monday, 12/7, 4:30 - 6:30pm

Topic: CodeCombat, ages 8-12


Wednesday, 12/9, 1pm

Topic: Build a game!


Monday, 12/7, 9-10am

Topic: In partnership with Central Park School for Children


Monday, 12/7, 6-7pm

Topic: CodeCombat, age 13-18


Friday, 12/11, 10am

Topic: Will be hosting 60 students from South Early College High School


Tuesday, 12/8, 3pm

Topic: Create your own Angry Birds Game!

Las Vegas

Wednesday, 12/9, 6-8pm

Topic: Hour of Code with TechBraniacs!

Little Rock

Thursday, 12/10, 2pm

Topic: Power of Programming


Tuesday, 12/8, 2-3pm and 3-4pm

Beginners coding class on Swift:

Beginners coding class on HTML and CSS:


Thursday, 12/10, 4pm

Topic: Angry Birds ages 8-12 & Build a homework excuse generator, ages 13-18


Thursday, 12/10, 6:15pm

Topic: Star Wars, Building a Galaxy with Code, ages 13-17

San Antonio

Thursday, 12/10, 5-6:30pm

Topic: CodeCombat!

Tampa Bay

Tuesday, 12/8, 6:30-7:30pm

Star Wars, Building a Galaxy with Code, ages 8-12

Star Wars, Building a Galaxy with Code, ages 13-17

Washington D.C.

Monday, 12/7, 2pm

Topic: Power of Programming

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