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KACIE GOODE/The Kentucky Standard
Students learn about computer science and coding in the Bloomfield Elementary School media center Friday during the "Hour of Code" event.
An hour of code

There is a growing demand for jobs in computer science, but according to Code.org — a public nonprofit organization — half the country is not equipping students with the skills necessary to pursue a career in the field that “drives innovation in the U.S. economy and society.”

On Friday, students at Bloomfield Elementary School joined a global Hour of Code movement dedicated to bringing computer science to students everywhere and show that anyone can learn the basics of computer programming.