We are so excited about the the unveil of a new Hour of Code tutorial that girls will love. Thanks to Disney Interactive, Code.org’s signature tutorial for the 2014 Hour of Code features Disney Infinity versions of Disney’s “Frozen” heroines Anna and Elsa!
In this one-hour activity, you will learn to write code to help Anna and Elsa create snowflakes and magical “ice craft,” while also learning logic, math and cultivating creative confidence. Then, you can share your creations online or with friends.
Celebrities and technologists, including Polyvore CEO Jess Lee, app developer and model Lyndsey Scott, Microsoft engineer Paola Mejia, and model Karlie Kloss (a beginner who’s learning to code herself), will provide short video lectures to guide students. The girl-power theme of the tutorial is a continuation of their efforts to expand diversity in computer science and broaden female participation in the field, starting with younger students.
As part of this collaboration, they are also pleased to announce a $100,000 contribution from Disney to fund Code.org’s work to bring computer science education to afterschool programs around the United States. Disney Interactive offices nationwide will also host their own Hour of Code activities for neighborhood students.
The entire team at Code.org thanks Disney Interactive for their generous gift and for their tireless support for the Hour of Code. We’re excited to see how our students worldwide will react to learning to code with Anna and Elsa. Stay tuned for more developments.
International visitors: want to help us translate our tutorials? Please help at: http://code.org/translate
Disney Interactive is hosting Hour of Code events in Los Angeles, Seattle, Kelowna, and Palo Alto during December 8-14.