A visual for Yoox-Net-a-porter's "Hour of Code"

CODING FOR KIDS: Yoox Net-a-porter will host a range of coding classes for children in the U.K. and Italy as a part of Computer Science Education week, the company said on Monday.

Working with code.org, an organization that promotes computer programming skills, the “Hour of Code” digital initiative will be hosted by Yoox Net-a-porter Group’s technology team in London and Bologna. The course will teach coding to kids and youngsters from four to 16 enrolled in primary and secondary schools as well as training centers in London, Milan and Bologna. The class will give students a chance to learn the basic skills of programming. The initiative is a part of Computer Science Education week, a global event that is participated in over 180 countries. It will run until December 11.

“The demands of tomorrow’s workplace are rapidly changing and it is critically important that we equip future generations with the skills they need to thrive,” said Alex Alexander, chief information officer at Yoox Net-a-porter. “Our tech teams in the U.K. and Italy look forward to being part of the Hour of Code, sharing their passion for combining creativity and technology to code the future.”