Hour of Code

Hour of Code is a grassroots campaign with a goal to get tens of millions of students to try an Hour of Code during December 8-14, 2014, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week. But this Hour of Code shouldn’t be limited to students. President Obama even got involved, creating a box with code earlier this week.

If your bookstore has a website or if you use email marketing, it’s important to have a minimal understanding of code. I know you’re swamped with holiday shoppers right now. So file this away someplace handy for later reading. Even though these free classes are designed for younger students, they provide a great place to begin.

Khan Academy is offering three different classes: Hour of Drawing with Code, Hour of Webpages, and Hour of Databases.

And Skillshare.com offers a variety of classes for those wanting to learn beyond one hour.

Beth Golay

Beth is a reader, writer, marketer and Books & Whatnot founder. Even though she knows better, she's a sucker for a good book cover and will positively swoon if a book is set in appropriate type. @BethGolay