Hour of Code 2022: Explore, play, create!

$1 million in awards and more is what’s in store for the 10th Hour of Code!

3 min readOct 11, 2022

What if students around the world were inspired to try computer science… even if just for an hour? That’s the mission behind Hour of Code, the global campaign that has engaged more than 100 million students across more than 180 countries.

We can hardly believe it, but this year marks the 10th annual Hour of Code! Join us again this year during Computer Science Education Week (Dec 5–11, 2022) as we celebrate progress of the computer science movement and strive to do more!

Explore, play, create!

For this year’s Hour of Code, we’re encouraging students of all ages to explore, play, and create with code. With computer science, we can do all sorts of awesome, inspiring, thrilling, and downright fun things.

  • We’re exploring outer space (and traveling way back in time as we do)
  • We’re helping athletes and teams improve their performance, making soccer even more exciting in the process
  • And we’re creating art — from the weird and wonderful, to our most beloved music and movement

However you want to explore, play, or create, just spend an hour trying computer science for yourself!

A $1 million award — YOUR school could win!

This is huge: To help more students access computer science (CS), especially students from underserved communities, we’re partnering with DonorsChoose to award $1 million to U.S. schools — that’s right, a MILLION dollars. This CS Education Week, one middle and high school in every U.S. state and D.C. will be awarded the CS Leaders Prize of $10,000 to help establish computer science education for their students. Learn more and enter to win by November 21, 2022.

The progress that the computer science movement has made is remarkable. In 2018, only 35% of U.S. high schools offered a single computer science course. Today, more than 53% do! The CS Leaders Prize recognizes schools that plan to continue the momentum.

How YOU can get involved

You don’t have to be an educator in order to host an Hour of Code at home, with a classroom, or with your company. You don’t have to be an engineer in order to volunteer virtually with a classroom and share how technology has impacted your life. Best of all, you don’t have to be a computer scientist in order to spread the word about the Hour of Code: Share your Hour of Code highlights with us on social media! We love seeing your classroom videos, photos, and student projects using #HourofCode.

We want this Hour of Code to be the biggest ever — are you ready? Join us in this annual learning event and the movement to give every student in every school the opportunity to learn computer science and build a brighter future.

— The Code.org Team

Join us in empowering classrooms by making the most generous gift you can to Code.org. Your support makes Code.org’s curriculum and learning tools free and accessible to all students around the world. For questions or assistance, please contact the Office of Development at giving@code.org or (206) 593–5521.




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