Hour of Code


Put simply, we need to give our tamariki and rangatahi more access to coding, to graphic design, to audio and video engineering. We need to  show them that they can create, shape and develop using technology as a tool, right before their very eyes. Hopefully, this small spark will empower and inspire them to keep learning.

DNA will hold the 2015 Hour of Code during the 2nd week of December to celebrate Computer Science Education Week! Click below to show your interest!

Last year, 15 million students tried an Hour of Code in one week. This year during Computer Science Education Week, December 7-13 over 84 million learners tried out the Hour of Code. DNA are now holding similar workshops for young people.

Why Computer Science?

Every 21st-century student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. The basics help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills, and prepare students for any future career. Software and computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago.


Hour of Code workshops will help Padawans (Jedis in Training) to:

  • To work cooperatively
  • To think logically
  • To think creatively
  • To think sequentially
  • To follow instructions 
  • To understand how computers think 

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Potaua & Nikolasa Biasiny-Tule

Having worked in the tech industry for 12 years and built a successful business during that time focus turned to finding ways to prepare for a future in technology. Being parents of a 6 and 10 year old (along with 15 other nieces and nephews living in Rotorua) this husband and wife team have seen the power of technology to transform lives and want to create the foundation tamariki, rangatahi and whānau need to become creators and developers of their own digital tools.

  • Potaua: Ngati Whakaue, Ngati Pikiao, Tuhoe Nikolasa: Dutch, Puerto Rican
  • Potaua: Unlimited Speed Nikolasa: Unlimited Wakefulness
  • Potaua: Age of Empires
    Nikolasa: League of Legends
  • Owners of TangataWhenua.com, Founders of DNA, Project Managers of Google Maori