The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 45 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.
Coding Job Growth at 22% – Twice as Fast as Other Professions
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Software Developer jobs are expected to increase 22% by the year 2022. That’s almost double the average job growth rate in the U.S. In addition, the average salary for a programmer is over $90,000 per year, making computer-science and coding professions some of the best-paid in addition to being in high demand.
Hour of Code = Million-Dollar Classes
The need for new programmers isn’t lost on computer science mogul Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) and venture capitalist John Doerr (Intel, Google). TechCrunch reports that each of these multi-billionaires invested $500,000 towards the Hour of Code’s $5 million goal. And where is all this investment going? Code.org plans on bringing its tutorials and support materials to 100 million students if the goal is met. Currently, IndieGoGo states that over $3.9 million has been raised, a record for the independent crowdfunding site.