Hour of Coding Now in 15 Languages

The Hour of Code organized by Code.org is an introduction to coding, which is highlighted every year during Computer Science Week with intention to encourage participants to "learn the basics and to broaden participation in the field of computer science," according to Code.org's website.

Accenture, the IT-consutling firm is bringing its Hour of Code coding tutorial into 15 languages for Computer Science Education Week.

Accenture produced a tutorial on artificial intelligence in partnership with Code.org, the nonprofit computer science education. According to Accenture on Monday. It will be available in Chinese, Dutch, Polish, Slovak, Swedish and Vietnamese, to name a few languages.

Computer Science Education Week comes at a time when the US Bureau of Labor Statistics recognizes tech jobs as being some of the fastest-growing, highest-paying jobs out there. But Code.org isn't just trying to crank out engineers.

"By learning to code, kids will grow up with a good understanding on how humans and technology work together in preparing for the future," said Jill Huntley, Accenture's global managing director for corporate citizenship, in a statement.

Code.org CEO, Hadi Partovi said in a statement. "Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science, it provides a critical foundation for success in any 21st-century career path -- not just in 'traditional' IT, but also creative vocations -- everything from graphic design to theater production."

Abou 2,500 Accenture employees is expected towill teach an hour of coding at various local events.

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