Hour of Code

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Learn how to code

In partnership with Code.org, we’re challenging 10 million youth to participate in the Hour of Code. That means just one hour of learning the basics of computer science. It’s easy, fun and you can do it for free with one of our free tools below. Start right now!

Kodu Game Lab
Let’s start easy. Kodu lets you create PC and Xbox games with a simple visual programming language.
Kodu Game Lab
TouchDevelop
Getting the hang of it? Make apps for mobile phones and desktops in a little as 10 minutes.
TouchDevelop
Small Basic
This friendly development environment eases both kids and adults into the world of programming.
Small Basic
“Learning to write programs stretches your mind.” – Bill Gates

The Tween Queens of Coding

Shauna, Kayleigh, and Holly from Afon Tâf High School in South Wales win first place at the United Kingdom’s 2013 Kodu Kup.

A Winning Game

The game features a captain maneuvering through a Martina dream saving the spirits and memories of his lost crew.

Participating in More YouthSpark Programs

Shauna and Holly attend We Day, where they go backstage and meet celebrities and luminaries committed to social change.