Apple's free Hour of Code workshops will take place between December 5 through 11

Visit Apple stores to learn programming fundamentals.


Earlier today, Apple opened registration for its Hour of Code workshops to be held between December 5 and December 11 at Apple stores worldwide.

The workshops are free, and are designed to teach kids and adults the basics of programming as a way to encourage technology education.

"This workshop is designed for kids and parents who have basic iPad skills and are new to coding. Using resources from, this session teaches the basic concepts of code using simple drag-and-drop interactions," per Apple's Hour of Code page.

Most workshops will revolve around Swift Playgrounds, an iPad app tailored as an introduction to the Swift programming language. Swift Playgrounds' feature set will be bolstered by special Hour of Code challenges and lesson plans to reinforce lessons taught during the workshops.

Apple designed the Swift language to be easy to use, concise, and flexible. Within its framework, users can write blocks of code in powerful languages such as Objective-C and C++.

You can visit the Hour of Code workshop page to register and search for Apple stores hosting workshops near your location.

[Source: Apple Insider]

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