Benjamin Franklin High School participates in Hour of Code program _lowres

Photo provided by Benjamin Franklin High School—Ahmad Southern, a senior at Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans, is one of those who recently participated in the international Hour of Code program.

Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans recently participated in the international Hour of Code program.

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and demonstrate that anybody can learn the basics.

Hour of Code is an element of Computer Science Education Week, observed most recently Dec. 7-13. The program is self-guided, involving a selection of tutorials, some of which do not even require a computer.