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Mauritius is hosting the ‘Hour of Code’

Mauritius is hosting the ‘Hour of Code’

Mauritian students from secondary school who wish to discover the program will have to come at the Ceridian Learning Centre, which is located at the Orbis Court in Quatre Bornes, during these two days between 9.30am and 4.30pm. (Image: The Guardian)

Microsoft is organising the ‘Hour of Code’ event as from December 17, 2014 to December 18, 2014 at the Ceridian Learning Center in Quatre Bornes, which is an initiative of the Microsoft Indian Ocean Islands and the francophone Pacific, Emtel and Ceridian Learning Center.

The purpose behind this event is to initiate 10 million students around the world, of all ages, to computer programming.

The ‘Hour of Code’ is organized worldwide by Code.org association and takes place in the context of the Computer Science Education Week (CSED Week). This worldwide program is dedicated to the importance of computer science in the world of education.

The ‘Hour of Code’ aims at introducing young people to computer programming by inviting them to try coding software or games.

Mauritian students from secondary school who wish to discover the program will have to come at the Ceridian Learning Centre, which is located at the Orbis Court in Quatre Bornes, during these two days between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

At the Ceridian Learning Centre, the Microsoft Student Partners – coming from different universities of the country – will teach them how to code, and in one hour, they will discover how to create their own video game.

Besides, the site www.hourofcode.com offers downloadable tutorials, and a manual for classes without connection or computers.

During the ‘Hour of Code,’ four types of lessons are developed around algorithms, coding, debugging and parameters and functions.

These four areas enable them to earn skills to convert real-world activities in instructions, in coding practice with use of instructions in symbols, to understand the needs of specify coding, and to solve malfunctions.

About Microsoft:

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq ‘MSFT’) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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