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In latest education win for Microsoft, Minecraft helps 85 million people learn to code

Microsoft last week announced that Minecraft helped over 85 million people learn to code. This is the latest win for the company, which has pushed Minecraft as an educational tool, especially with the Minecraft Hour of code activities.

For those unfamiliar, the Minecraft Hour of Code is a free to play online experience. With the tutorials, you get to journey through the world of Minecraft with code and program all kinds of Minecraft themed characters and animals. Microsoft even promoted the experience to Windows Insiders this past December, giving them a chance to get featured on the Microsoft website if they shared a completed certification.

Microsoft also held Hour of Code camps at Microsoft Store locations in the US, and Australia, Canada, Puerto Rico. You can learn more about Minecraft Hour of Code by checking this website. It is never too late to learn, and coding can be fun, so be sure to check it out, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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