Don’t Just Use Technology, Create It and Build a Better Tomorrow

Two computer screens with Learn to Code messagesThe amount of our screen time has increased significantly over the past 12 months as has the number of new apps and programs to learn and master. Ever wonder what makes a particular app or program work and if you could do something similar? By taking part in the Free Hour of Code, being held by County College of Morris (CCM), you can gain an inside view by learning the basics of computer programming.

 The Department of Information Technologies (IT) and Computer Science Club will host a free virtual “Hour of Code: Coding for Good” event on Friday, March 26, from 5 to 6 p.m. Registration is required at

Workshops will be offered in app, web and game development and more. Beginners and all age groups are welcome.

“Everyone can code,” notes Professor Colleen Bamford, chair of the IT department at CCM. “Coding is not just for those who want to work in IT. Everyone can benefit. Learning coding helps to develop your problem-solving skills as you learn to pay attention to detail and exercise your creativity. As Steve Jobs said, “it teaches you how to think.’”

The CCM session is being offered in conjunction with the worldwide Hour of Code movement to demystify coding and to show that anyone can learn the basics. Learn to code and change the world! Sign up today.

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