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Hour of Code Classes at the NIH Library

If you have ever wanted to code but thought it was too hard to learn, now is a great time to dive in and get started. The international Hour of Code is a global event designed to demystify programming and make it more accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds through one-hour programming classes.

The NIH Library is participating in the Hour of Code by hosting four hands-on coding classes, December 4–6, at the NIH Library and online via webinar. Because these classes are hands-on, they are being offered for a little more than an hour. Each class will feature a different programming language or application, and range from beginner to intermediate level, so please review the prerequisites for each class on the registration pages to ensure that you have the necessary background. 

Classes are free but require registration. For more details on each session, and to register, please use the links below.

Monday, December 4, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Biomedical Text Mining: How to Identify Mentions of Relevant Bioentities in Scientific Literature
Instructor: Rezarta Islamaj

Tuesday, December 5, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
A Gentle Introduction to R: What Do I Do with my Data?
Instructor: Sean Davis

Wednesday, December 6, 9:00–10:30 a.m.
Creating Interactive Web Apps with R: An Introduction to Shiny
Instructor: Lisa Federer

Wednesday, December 6th, 10:30 am.–12:00 p.m.
Build a Reproducible Workflow from Scratch with Jupyter Notebooks (In About an Hour)
Instructor: Burke Squires

The 2017 NIH Hour of Code is hosted by the NIH Library, the National Library of Medicine, and the NIH Data Scientific Interest Group. If you have any questions, please contact Doug Joubert at douglas.joubert@nih.gov, 301-594-6282.

The Hour of Code is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.

The NIH Library in Building 10 serves the information needs of NIH staff and select Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies. The NIH Library is part of the Office of Research Services (ORS) in the Office of the Director (OD).​​