Goldman Sachs Hosts Hour of Code Sessions

20 DEC 2016

Goldman Sachs recently hosted young students for coding events during the global “Hour of Code” in its offices in Salt Lake City, Dallas/Irving, New York and Hong Kong. “Hour of Code,” an initiative that offers students of all ages the opportunity to complete a one-hour computer science tutorial, partners with corporations, schools and volunteers to provide its services.

At Goldman Sachs, the students met volunteers from the Technology Division, who discussed the impact of technology on the world today and led coding tutorials focused on games and apps.

“We live in a world that is heavily dependent upon technology, so it is important that we inspire the next generation to be curious and encourage them to build the next wave of innovation,” said Brandon Johnson, a vice president and senior engineer in Salt Lake City, who provided welcome remarks at the event in Salt Lake City. “The ‘Hour of Code’ is a great way to introduce today’s youth to coding and get them engaged with how technology works,” he added.

In New York, students and volunteers visited the STEAM Kids Lab, a local organization that offers enrichment in science, technology, engineering, art and math through after-school programs, summer camps and other events.

“Hour of Code” tutorials are available in more than 45 languages and across 180 countries, and interested students can keep learning through local classes and online tutorials, which are available via apps and games and cover different programming languages.

Based on the success of the sessions held at Goldman Sachs, the firm will host additional sessions with local schools in the coming months.