Hour of Code™ Preparation Webinars: Microsoft Employees and Staff

Are you a Microsoft employee or staff member interested in leading an Hour of Code™? Get ready, with this practical, 45-minute webinar! Download the free Microsoft Hour of Code™ Event Toolkit, and then join the experts (pick from a morning or evening session) for an overview of the kit, helpful tips and advice from the experts, and a live Q&A session. The toolkit includes a facilitator guide, a quick tip sheet, PowerPoint slides, an orientation video, and more, so you can lead with confidence. Check it out!

To express our commitment to increase access to computer science education to all youth around the globe, Microsoft is providing everything one needs to lead their own Hour of Code™. The Hour of Code™ is a campaign to show anyone they can learn the basics of computer science. The 2015 Hour of Code™ campaign is during Computer Science Education Week, December 7–13, 2015. The Hour of Code campaign is owned and managed by the United States-based nonprofit Code.org. The campaign is backed by over 100 partners and spans more than 180 countries and over 30 languages. Microsoft is a top execution partner for the Hour of Code™ campaign.

Instructor Team
Jane Broom | Microsoft Director of Community Affairs | @janebroom

Microsoft Director of Community Affairs Jane Broom is responsible for Microsoft philanthropic contributions and education policy in the state of Washington.

Deirdre Quarnstrom | Microsoft Director of Minecraft Education | @Deirdre206
Microsoft Director of Minecraft Education Deirdre Quarnstrom is responsible for outreach and product development for Minecraft in education. Previously, Deirdre served as Chief of Staff for the Xbox organization and held finance, operations, and strategy roles at other major corporations.

In 2013, she served as a mentor aboard the Semester at Sea Spring Voyage for the “Unreasonable at Sea” social entrepreneurship accelerator. Deirdre is currently a Director on the board of Block by Block, a nonprofit partnership between Mojang and UN Habitat, which uses Minecraft to redesign public spaces.

Deirdre holds an undergraduate degree in economics from McGill University in Montreal and an MBA from Seattle University in Seattle, Washington.
Jane Broom | Microsoft Director of Community Affairs | @janebroom

Microsoft Director of Community Affairs Jane Broom is responsible for Microsoft philanthropic contributions and education policy in the state of Washington.

Deirdre Quarnstrom | Microsoft Director of Minecraft Education | @Deirdre206
Microsoft Director of Minecraft Education Deirdre Quarnstrom is responsible for outreach and product development for Minecraft in education. Previously, Deirdre served as Chief of Staff for the Xbox organization and held finance, operations, and strategy roles at other major corporations.

In 2013, she served as a mentor aboard the Semester at Sea Spring Voyage for the “Unreasonable at Sea” social entrepreneurship accelerator. Deirdre is currently a Director on the board of Block by Block, a nonprofit partnership between Mojang and UN Habitat, which uses Minecraft to redesign public spaces.

Deirdre holds an undergraduate degree in economics from McGill University in Montreal and an MBA from Seattle University in Seattle, Washington.
Live Event Details
November 23, 2015
8:00–8:45am or 5:00–5:45pm PST
What: Webinar
Cost: Free
Audience: Microsoft employees or staff members
Prerequisites:

An interest in leading an Hour of Code™.