Have you ever wondered what it takes to build apps for Apple’s devices? Why don’t you head over to one of the company’s official retail stores and find out for yourself. Apple has announced today that it’s going to be hosting free “Hour of Code” workshops at its stores starting early next month. Registrations are now open for the workshops that will be held between December 5th and December 11th at all of its 487 retail stores across the globe. Attendees will receive an introduction of the company’s new Swift Playgrounds coding app for the iPad.
“Hour of Code embodies our vision for Apple stores as a place for the community to gather, learn and be entertained,” says Angela Ahrendts, senior vice president of retail at Apple. She added that Apple is proud to introduce its Swift Playgrounds app for coding into the workshops.
This isn’t the first time that Apple is conducting coding workshops at its retail stores across the globe. It has actually been hosting Hour of Code workshops since 2013 during Computer Science Education week to teach kids and students about coding using Code.org’s programming tools. Code.org is a non-profit website aimed at helping people learn how to code.
Those who are interested in attending one of these workshops at an Apple store near them can now head over to the Hour of Code page on Apple’s website to register. Spots tend to fill up quickly so you better not waste any time if you’re really interested in attending a workshop.