Apple is going to offer over 2,000 completely free of charge coding sessions during EU Code Week, running October 6-21, with at least one free session every day in every Apple store throughout Europe.
Coding sessions are designed for customers of all ages and skill levels and include hands-on interactive experiences and sessions covering topics like “How To: Get Started with Coding”, “Teacher Tuesdays: App Design & Coding Basics” and “Kids Hour: Sphero Maze Challenge.”
Schools and coding organisations will run Swift workshops during EU Code Week, including an “Incredible Code Machine,” a new challenge in the Swift Playgrounds app designed for entry-level coders. To find a local coding session, visit codeweek.eu/events and apple.com/uk/today.
Tim Cook was quoted as saying in a prepared statement:
Coding is a critical skill that gives people of all ages the chance to create and share their ideas with the world. Apple has long believed coding is the language of the future, and we’ve created a range of tools to make it fun and accessible for everyone. We’re thrilled to offer thousands of sessions in Apple stores for EU Code Week, and can’t wait to share our love for coding with young people and educators across Europe.
This is in addition to Apple’s year-round coding sessions as part of the Today at Apple initiative.
According to the iPhone maker, over 75,000 attendees have taken part in more than 14,000 coding sessions at Apple stores across Europe in the past year. There are now 267 institutions across Europe teaching Apple’s Everyone Can Code curriculum with Swift. EU Code Week is a grassroots initiative which aims to bring coding and digital literacy to everybody.