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Hour of Code at JetBrains Academy

Hour of Code is a great opportunity to explore the world of programming! This movement started as a one-hour introduction to computer science designed to demystify coding and demonstrate that anybody can learn to program. It has since become a worldwide effort supported by over 200,000 educators and 400 partners, including JetBrains.

Hour of Code is held during Computer Science Education Week every year. From December 6 to 12, we invite you to participate in the Hour Of Code movement and join millions of learners around the world in giving programming a try or polishing your existing skills.


This year, we’ve decided to show you how you can participate in Hour of Code through JetBrains Academy! Each day we’ll share new topics and projects in a particular programming language or area of study that you can complete in just an hour. Check out our lineup for Hour of Code 2021.

Hour of Code at JetBrains Academy lineup

🔷 December 6: Math – Introduction to linear algebra
🔷 December 7: Python – Object-oriented programming
🔷 December 8: Java – Introduction to Spring Framework
🔷 December 9: Kotlin – 4 tips to write less code
🔷 December 10: Frontend development – HTML tags
🔷 December 11: Data science – Linear regression in machine learning
🔷 December 12: Essentials – Design patterns

Exciting, isn’t it? To make it even more engaging and keep you motivated throughout the week, we are giving away a 25% discount on JetBrains Academy personal subscriptions to 7 learners!

How do I take part in the giveaway?

Share your story about something interesting, challenging, or fun you’ve done at JetBrains Academy in one hour. It can be an insightful topic, an easy project, a particular stage of a project, or a hard-to-crack coding problem. We’ll select the lucky winners and send them a discount that can be applied to a monthly or annual subscription!

What are the requirements?

  1. Your post should be published on Twitter, Facebook, or Reddit. You are welcome to share your stories on other channels, like Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and TikTok, but please make sure to include a link to your Twitter, Facebook, or Reddit post.
  2. Add the #JetBrainsAcademy and #HourOfCode hashtags to your post so we can find you. Feel free to mention our Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit accounts.

We want you to have fun while learning, and we encourage you to be creative when sharing your programming experience! Feel free to include text, video, or photos in your post – any format you think best illustrates your experience. Our team definitely appreciates funny memes! Including them isn’t a requirement, of course, but we thought we’d mention it as a light-hearted suggestion. 🙂

When is the deadline?

We expect to see your posts during Computer Science Education Week – December 6-12. We will stop accepting submissions on December 12, 23:59 PM (UTC). The winners will be announced on December 15.

We hope that this has given you some ideas about how to spend your Hour of Code! Interested in turning your one hour of code into many? Pick up one of the learning tracks at JetBrains Academy and dive into a variety of interactive projects that fit any proficiency level, from beginner to expert!

Go beyond 1 hour

Happy Hour of Code!
Your JetBrains Academy team

Disclaimer: JetBrains Academy reserves the right to adjust or cancel the contest at any time, to investigate cases of possible cheating or tampering, and to disqualify learners who break JetBrains Academy’s Code of Conduct or use non-original content that doesn’t belong to them.

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