Aptean Teaches Kids to Code During Computer Science Education Week

December 11, 2017

Computer Science Education Week, Community Involvement

Alpharetta, GA, December 11, 2017 — Aptean, a leading global provider of mission-critical enterprise software solutions, joined companies across the country last week in hosting an Hour of Code event for local children at its global headquarters. Aptean held the event in support of Computer Science Education Week, a global effort to encourage youth interest in computer science and coding.

“It’s crucial to instill an interest in computer science, coding and web development in our children as early as possible, as more roles will require this knowledge by the time they enter the workforce,” said Aptean CEO Kim Eaton. “I enjoyed seeing the kids’ faces light up when they saw what they had designed. I think the event sparked their imaginations and may have created a few future developers!”

About 20 children ages 5 through 13 worked alongside their parents and Aptean volunteers to design a Star Wars-themed game using a visual programming language. Children also had the opportunity to experiment with text-based languages such as JavaScript. Aptean plans to expand the event to other offices and open it to the public next year.

“My kids loved it,” said Ginger Laney Clopper, M&A operations director for Aptean. “The activities felt like fun games, and they felt a big sense of accomplishment when they were able to code their own creations. At the event we hosted kids with all different levels of experience, and everyone got to try something new. I’m glad that Aptean is committed to sponsoring more Hour of Code events to reach more kids in the larger community.”

For more information about Computer Science Education Week, visit https://csedweek.org/. For more information about the Hour of Code, visit https://hourofcode.com/us.

About Aptean

Aptean provides very specific industries with very specific ERP, supply chain management and customer experience solutions. In today’s fast-paced, highly competitive economy, organizations don’t have time to waste forcing homegrown software, spreadsheets and one-size-fits-all solutions to do things they were never designed to do. That’s why over 7,000 highly specialized organizations in more than 20 industries and 74 countries rely on Aptean to streamline their everyday operations. To learn how Aptean can help your organization stay at the forefront of your industry, visit www.aptean.com.

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