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The Hour of Code unites more 200 participants

On the initiative of Ayb School and MIC Armenia (Microsoft Innovation Center Armenia) and with the partnership of VivaCell-MTS, Menu.am, Ayb High School hosted the Hour of Code event on December 20.

The Hour of Code is an international global movement which gives participants an opportunity to learn various programming languages and approaches easily through games and helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic, and creativity.

This year, the Hour of Code is going to take place for the second time in Armenia. Last year the event united more than 150 participants from different schools of Armenia. The interest towards this initiative is rising. More than 200 participants took part in the Hour of Code 2015.

“Nowadays, programing is available to everyone. The main aim of the Hour of Code is to develop programming thinking regardless of career. The Hour of Code 2014 showed that such initiatives bring together and inspire many children. Ayb School encourages such innovation formats. We believe that the implementation of such projects is a large investment in the education and development of future generations,” said Aram Pakhchanian, the head of Ayb School.

“Microsoft Innovation Center attaches great importance to this initiative, which aims to show schoolchildren from early ages how technologies that they use are created," said MIC director Artashes Vardanyan.

Besides the main part of the event, robotics show, PicsArt and Shadowmatic companies also conducted presentations.

As in the previous year, VivaCell-MTS provided high-speed Internet connection during the Hour of Code 2015 event.

The event was also supported by UITE, PicsArt and Shadowmatic, Menu.am.