IPS students dig into computer programming with "Hour of Code"

IPS students dug into computer code as part of the "Hour of Code" Thursday.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Indianapolis Public Schools are trying to prepare students for the future by teaching them to write computer code.

Nine schools hosted an hour of code for more than a thousand students Thursday.

It is a global learning event to introduce students to computer science. Two hundred volunteers taught the basics.

"All the activities are kind of game-oriented. The activity they were doing is Minecraft-themed, so they look at a game they are playing, so we have the professionals show them how it relates to coding, the fundamentals of coding, as something they can learn and pursue as a future," said Techpoint Foundation's George Giltner.

The "Hour of Code" is part of Computer Science Education Week. Other school systems across central Indiana are participating in similar events.