12.12 APS Partners with Accenture to Celebrate International Computer Science Education Week with Hour of Code

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     

December 12, 2019


APS Partners with Accenture to Celebrate International Computer Science Education Week with Hour of Code, Friday


ATLANTA – Hundreds of Atlanta Public School (APS) students will join thousands from around the world learning more about computer science and the important role it plays in society today, during annual Hour of Code events, Friday.


Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science during Computer Science Education Week, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide, starting with one-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.


In APS, volunteers from Accenture, a global professional services and technology company, will work with students on various technology-based experiments and talk about careers in computer science and technology.


WHAT:         APS students work with professionals from Accenture on technology

experiments during Hour of Code events.


WHEN:        Friday, December 13 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. (Long Middle School)

                   Friday, December 13 | 9-10 a.m. and 10-11 a.m. (Sutton Middle School)


WHERE:      Long Middle | 3200 Latona Drive, SW

Sutton Middle | 2875 Northside Drive, NW


VISUALS:    Students working with professionals from Accenture on various

technology-based experiments.


INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:    Students, teachers and Accenture volunteers.

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