Today, Apple unveiled its new initiative that aims to bring dozens of educational opportunities to all Apple retail locations. Called “Today at Apple,” the sessions cover both basic and advanced topics. From photography to videography, and kids programs, Today at Apple has material for all people.
Interestingly, there will also be courses teaching coding:
Coding sessions are meant to introduce anyone to coding through Swift Playgrounds, an iPad app designed to make coding interactive and fun for beginners. These sessions will explore coding concepts with the same code professional developers use every day.
I think the coding courses provide a great way to expose children, and adults alike, to programming. By removing the stigma that a person is not technologically wired or able to code, Apple can promote a new mindset where coding is accessible to anyone.