Apple stores to host free coding workshops for kids

The 1-hour tutorials are slated for December 11 at US Apple retail stores.

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Apple wants to "demystify code" by offering free programming classes for kids and teens.

Announced on Sunday, the 1-hour sessions will take place at Apple's US retail stores on Wednesday. The free classes are designed as an introduction to computer science for the younger crowd, promising to teach them the basics of programming.

Kids can sign up for the tutorials by making a reservation at their nearest Apple retail store. The training is part of Apple's contribution to Computer Science Education Week's Hour of Code, a global initiative aimed at teaching code to people of all ages. The free, online sessions delve into such topics as writing your first computer program, getting an introduction to JavaScript, and building an iPhone game.

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.

 

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