Hour of Code Dec. 3-9: Participants needed!

As part of Computer Science Education Week December 3-9, Fermilab is once again partnering with Argonne National Laboratory, as well as the University of Chicago, on an initiative to help schools participate in Hour of Code activities and provide schools with computer scientist and coding role models.

Hour of Code is a worldwide movement designed to demystify code, to show that anybody can learn the basics and to broaden participation in the field of computer science.

Here is how the program works:

  1. You register and select your preferences
  2. Schools register and select their preferences
  3. We match you with schools based on preferences to the best of our ability
  4. You prepare a short 10-minute presentation about your work (We will provide a template for this during a 1-hour training session, which will be scheduled at Fermilab on the day that works best for the majority of participants)
  5. On the day or days you have selected and agreed upon with the teacher, you travel to the school and give short presentation to a class or multiple classes (We ask that you stay at the school for a minimum of 2 hours, but you are welcome to stay up to the entire day if your manager approves)
  6. After the presentation, the teacher will lead the class in coding activities as you walk around the room helping the students when they get stuck and conversing with them.
  7. Have fun!


Feel free to contact Marcia Teckenbrock (marcia@fnal.gov) or Spencer Pasero (spasero@fnal.gov) if you have any questions.