Here’s how to get free coding session this week at your local Apple Store and beyond

Apple has thrown its might behind an EU-backed coding event, hosting free tutorial sessions in Apple stores across Europe, including the UK.

Europe Code Week is a simple concept designed to get European citizens involved in coding. It’s a skill that’s becoming increasingly important for young people and adults alike struggling to adapt to new ways of working and an increased focus on computer-driven businesses.

Apple has seized the opportunity to promote its new Today at Apple events by scheduling 400 coding sessions between October 7 and 22. A further 6000 sessions will take place in the next 12 months at more than 100 Apple Stores in ten countries.

Apple’s sessions unsurprisingly focus on its own Swift programming language, which is used across all of its operating systems including iOS, MacOS, TVOS and WatchOS.

Sessions include ‘Get Started with Coding’ and child-focused ‘Kids Hour Sphero Maze Challenge’. If you fancy your chances, Apple’s Today website lets you find out whether there’s a coding event happening in your area. You can find even more Europe Code Week events on the program’s official website.