Hour of Code Minecraft 2020 - Computer Science for Good

Hour of Code. Microsoft has certified more than 130 million people have participated since 2015

As a way to encourage learning in programming and artificial intelligence for all ages, The Trust for the Americas, organization affiliated with the OAS - Organization of American States, in alliance with Microsoft, held on March 11, the Hour of Code Minecraft 2020 event. The global online event that has certified more than 130 million people in 180 countries since 2015 also held a face-to-face version in São Paulo for people with and without disabilities. Celebrated in the Education Room at the Microsoft facility, participants were able to access content using the free version of "Minecraft: Education Edition".

Hour of Code is a global trend that wants to show children, youth, adults, parents, and teachers that the logic of programming can be available to everyone. In its sixth consecutive year, the Hour of Code aims to demystify computer science by promoting learning in basic programming and machine learning concepts, based on activities of up to one hour in duration.

About The Trust for the Americas:

The Trust for the Americas is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with the Organization of American States (OAS). It was established in 1997 to promote public and private sector participation in social and economic development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our initiatives, implemented through local partner organizations, seek to improve access to economic opportunities as well as to foster innovation in vulnerable communities in the hemisphere. To this end, The Trust also promotes social inclusion and good governance. The Trust has offices in Washington, D.C., Colombia, and Canada.

More information: www.trustfortheamericas.org 

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