December 09, 2019

Accenture Celebrates Five Years of Working with to Empower Students with Hour of Code Activities

Global events led by Accenture volunteers will help students learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)

NEW YORK; Dec. 9, 2019 – For the fifth consecutive year, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is teaming up with to support Hour of Code, a global educational movement that reaches more than 100 million students through a one-hour introduction to computer science. This year, in conjunction with Computer Science Education Week (December 9-15), thousands of Accenture employees have pledged to teach an hour of code at events in their communities, helping students around the world learn coding and other computer science skills.

“For the past five years, Accenture has partnered with, using the latest technologies to give students a chance to learn about computer science and coding,” said Paul Daugherty, Accenture’s chief technology & innovation officer and ‘chief coder.’ “Kids believe anything is possible, and so do I. Last year our people led events that helped more than 100,000 students learn to code. The impact from just one hour of coding, creativity and inspiration can be astounding –- the coders of today have the opportunity to be the changemakers of tomorrow.”

Accenture will again provide the Accenture Intelligent Space Exploration coding tutorial, in which students discover how artificial intelligence (AI) techniques can be applied to teach a robot to explore a new planet –- recognizing animals and plants, understanding a new language and conversing with inhabitants. More than 160,000 individuals have participated in the tutorial since its debut.

“We believe that ideas can change the world, and that an individual can spark a movement,” added Jill Huntley, global managing director for corporate citizenship at Accenture. "With Hour of Code, we’re further bringing our Social Innovators initiative to life, inspiring young minds to use computer science and technology to improve the lives of millions — now, and for future generations.”

To support Hour of Code, Accenture employees are developing and leading activities around the world aimed at inspiring students in new ways:

To learn more about or participate in Hour of Code activities, visit or, or follow the conversation at #MakeAGreaterGood.

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