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CODE_logo_RGB.jpg POSTED BY EA Staff ON Dec 10, 2013

Learn What Most Schools Don’t Teach… and Win an EA Game

Computer Science Education Week is underway and Code.org has officially launched their computer science initiative “Hour of Code” that encourages students to do just that – spend an hour to learn the basics of computer science.

This year, the first US students in grades K-8 who go the extra mile and complete the 20-hour course that introduces core computer science and programming concepts can win prizes, including EA games! Students can select from four EA favorites via Origin: Bejeweled 3, FIFA Soccer 13, SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition and Plants vs. Zombies on PC.

PopCap is also lending support to the initiative with some of their favorite characters from Plants vs. Zombies integrated into the student tutorials.

Here at EA, we have a huge demand for videogame professionals with coding experience but there’s a big divide between the number of students entering the field and industry demand. Code.org has found that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million computing jobs in the US but only 400,000 computer science students. That’s why we’re excited to join with other leading technology companies in working with Code.org to help encourage students to fill that gap.  

Get involved by participating in the Hour of Code and find out more about the program at: http://code.org/

Comments (10)

  1. +1 0
    Dangit, too old, and already know code. Good luck to the younger folk :P
    Dec 10, 2013
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    Ye me too Freddie. Ah well. Best of luck to our younger selves!
    Dec 10, 2013
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    Hey us college students would like a free game to lol i mean i work hard in all my classes and i just finished my semester now i have a month off what am i going to do now if i dont get new games lol i guess i will just play assassins creed black flag to blow off steam lol
    Dec 10, 2013
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  4. 0 0
    Already did that exercise, very easy but very boring...but, seeing as I'm 64 I kinda assume I can't pass as a "student".
    Dec 10, 2013
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  5. +1 0
    What about people in other places of the world, like me, that I'm from Argentina?
    Dec 10, 2013
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      Bro, we have not reached such a great nation like America. Once again shows us that we do not have ... Why publish it so that other students were jealous?
      Dec 11, 2013
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  6. 0 0
    I learned code using Pawn Scritp Samp... Hell Yeah!!
    Dec 11, 2013
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  7. 0 0
    yeah???
    Dec 16, 2013
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  8. 0 0
    really?
    Dec 17, 2013
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  9. 0 0
    I want the game!
    Dec 25, 2013
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  10. 0 0
    )'m it of Romania
    Jan 22, 2014
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