Accenture employees pledge to complete 8,000 hours of coding

Thousands of Accenture employees around the world have committed to complete nearly 8,000 hours of code during the Computer Science Education Week. The pledge comes as Accenture teams up with to support global participation in Hour of Code, one of the world’s largest educational events. Hour of Code was designed to prove anyone can learn the basics of coding. It brings together more than 350 partner organisations and students around the world. The goal is to get young people excited about computer science long before they enter college. It is expected that by 2020, there will be 1.2 million jobs requiring computer-related skills in the US alone.