Apple Opens Registration for Free ‘Hour of Code’ Workshops Dec. 5-11

Apple again is hosting free ‘Hour of Code’ workshops at all its Apple stores worldwide for 2016, which includes Canadian locations, set to take place from December 5 to 11, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week:

We believe that learning to code opens doors to future opportunities. So as part of Computer Science Education Week, we’re hosting free workshops at the Apple Store December 5–11 to support the Hour of Code.

Hour of code

Two workshops are available this year:

  • Explore the fundamentals of code: designed for kids and parents who have basic iPad skills, utilizing resources from
  • Write your first line of code: teaches kids to code with Swift using Swift Playgrounds for iOS

“Hour of Code embodies our vision for Apple stores as a place for the community to gather, learn and be entertained,” said Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail. “We’re proud to introduce the Swift Playgrounds app into the workshops and honored to again work side-by-side with on this incredibly important initiative. Hour of Code is one of the absolute highlights of the year for both our teams and the families that visit our stores.” has not been updated yet, but you can check out the page here, as all 487 Apple Stores worldwide will be participating.

Last year’s free Hour of Code workshops took place the week of December 7 to 13.