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Igniting the Love for Coding: Intellias Takes Part in the Hour of Code

Intellias joins the global Hour of Code movement that aims to raise the profile of computer science education among youth

January 10, 2021

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In December 2020, Intellias joined IT tech giants like Amazon, Accenture, Microsoft, Google, Facebook in the mission to kindle the love for coding among students around the world within the Hour of Code activities. As one of the leading players in the IT industry of Ukraine, Intellias is uncompromising in its devotion to advance computer science in the country. The company has joined this world-wide initiative a few years ago, and proudly partook in the offline event of 2020, organizing instructor-led classes conducted by 8 of its top tech experts.

The Hour of Code is an educational nonprofit movement, founded in 2013, promoting computer programming education worldwide. Ever since its launch, the initiative managed to attract millions of participants to take coding classes, participate in live events, watch tutorials, or even partake in unplugged activities requiring no computer at all. The Hour of Code has evolved from a one-hour-short introduction to computer science into a global effort introduced in 180 countries and in over 45 languages.

The Hour of Code is an annual initiative that unites millions of students celebrating Computer Science Education Week that takes place each December in the recognition of the birthday of the computing pioneer — Admiral Grace Murray Hopper.

The goal of advancing STEM education among the youth has been unequivocally supported by visionaries of the caliber of Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Justin Trudeau. Tech-minded companies world over readily picked up such a needed cause and have been actively contributing by providing their expertise, creating courses, and advocating the event.

In the past decade, Intellias has evolved into one of the strongest Eastern European players on the market of software development services in FinTech, automotive, telecommunications, and agriculture. While the company has gone global in the last years, establishing offices in Riyadh, Krakow, Berlin, the majority of its highly-skilled 1500 software engineers are based in its 5 Ukrainian offices. This is why both the quality and popularity of local computer science education are critical for the future success of Intellias, a technology partner for Fortune 500 companies and top-tier organizations. Global educational movements like the Hour of Code help to further amplify the regard of the STEM career path, which perfectly aligns with the Intellias core values.

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