FORT WASHINGTON The Hour of Code, part of Computer Science Education Week, is a global movement scheduled all week for students and others in more than 150 countries.

It is a one-hour introduction to computer science that is designed to demystify computer code and show that anybody can learn the basics. One-hour tutorials are available free online in more than 40 languages, and others are creating their own programs.

At Germantown Academy, students in the lower, middle, and upper grades are set to participate Tuesday and Wednesday. At the Upper School, math students are to work together at the Beard Center for Innovation at cracking a coding challenge.

Also on Tuesday and Wednesday, InspireTech, a community partnership of tech companies and high schools in Bucks and Montgomery Counties, is to host a tech fair outside the school's Honickman Auditorium.

The tech fair is to feature three companies each day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. doing coding and showing the latest in coding software.

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- Inquirer staff