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Families Computing Together


The Mission: Computer Science Education for Every K-5 School in America.
Starting with YOURS.


Family Code Nights

Free events, available throughout the year. Special series of school-based events through December 2020 with free prizes. Visit to sign up your school. 


A quote from Governor Hogan:


GovernorHoganCoding“As we continue to fuel our state’s innovative economy, we must spark the interest of young students—particularly girls—to pursue careers in the growing field of computer science," said Governor Hogan. “Through exciting initiatives like Family Code Night and the Hour of Code, together we can ensure that the next generation has the skills that are necessary to lead, to innovate, and to be at the cutting edge of technology and the jobs of the future.”



Check on the CSisElementary site to see if your school is hosting an event. If not, ask your school to sign up at . The hands-on activities use the Hour of Code Angry Bird puzzles. Kids and teach the adults in their lives how to get started with code.



Sign up your school on the CSisElementary site and then send out the link to your community. The Marketing Kit is here, and please get in touch if you'd like any help with the resources or your school outreach. 

Family Code NIght is livestreamed on YouTube. If using YouTube is discouraged by your school system, please contact Elissa Hozore elissa.hozore2 at maryland dot gov AFTER you register on to receive an alternative method to participate.  

NEW!! More Spring dates:

  • April 26 at 6 pm                     
  • May 5 at 7 pm
  • May 10 at 7 pm
  • May 25 at 5 pm
  • June 2 at 7 pm
  • June 8 at 6 pm


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See how to bring a Family Code Night to YOUR school.

Dianne O'Grady-Cunniff, dogrady at usmd dot edu
Director, Maryland Center for Computing Education

Dr. Megean Garvin, mgarvin at usmd dot edu
Director of Research, Maryland Center for Computing Education

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MCCE received initial support from the National Science Foundation, (MSP)2 Grant No. 0831970.