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UI to host free coding event in Coeur d’Alene

The University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene Center will host a free coding event Friday in downtown Coeur d’Alene aimed at kids and teens but open to all.

An “Hour of Code” event will run from 4-6 p.m. Friday at 410 Sherman Ave.; no coding experience is necessary.

It will be followed, at 6 p.m., by a “Hackathon” for more experienced coders who are 14 or older.

Charles Buck, UI associate vice president and head of the Coeur d’Alene center, said, “As we introduce a four-year computer science degree right here in Coeur d’Alene, it’s important for us to encourage kids in our community to develop high-tech skills at an early age. The Hour of Code is a great way for us to show students in the Coeur d’Alene area that anyone can code, regardless of age, background or experience.”

The event is co-sponsored by Gizmo-CDA and the Innovation Collective.

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