Hour of Code is great !

Is it accessible to all Indonesians?

My intuition is that the site is currently not accessible to people who:

  • Only speak Indonesian: On the Indonesian language home page, nearly all text is in English.
  • Are new to online learning:  The user is presented with 23 options to choose from (too many), in no discernible order, no filter, no indication of mobile vs desktop, and no indication of which is best place for a new user to start.
  • Are new to coding: The short descriptions use unfamiliar tech words with no flyover tool-tip or glossary.

“Get involved” is translated: https://hourofcode.com/id/promote

“How to” is mostly translated: https://hourofcode.com/id/how-to

But the resources are not translated: https://hourofcode.com/id/promote/resources    https://hourofcode.com/id/promote/stats

Our Plan

1) Talk with Hour of Code partners Microsoft, Clevio & others:

  • Determine if the facilitators and/or students have been experiencing the problems noted above.
  • Determine the reach of the current activities. (What ages, areas of Indonesia, etc.)
  • Determine the impact of the current activities.  What percentage of attendees have continued with further lessons? For how long?

2) Create simplified pages to introduce Hour of Code:

  • In Indonesian (sorry, also currently in English).
  • Categories of users:  (Still feels complicated. Need to be able to present very simply.)
    • Computer skill: Novice, Competent
    • Reading skill: Reader, Non-Reader
    • Coding awareness: None, Good (Direct to the main site)
    • Age: Sort options by age, low to high
    • Platform: Mobile or Desktop
  • Minimize choices, with best on the left.
  • Glossary to explain the tech terms.

3) Translation Project:

4) Discuss recommendations with Hour Of Code HQ/website team.

Current Hour of Code activities in Indonesia


Facebook page managed by Aranggi Soemarjan 1010 followers    https://www.facebook.com/hoc.indonesia/ 

YouTube Channel “Hour of Code Indonesia”:

with 6 videos from 2015: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8MWvX-RMHlabM2TmQcgTHQ 

YouTube Videos:

2016: Clevio’s YouTube Channel  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3yrhO99ghiLjUfXnX5O1YA/

has more hour of code videos (that should be copied or playlisted on the HoC Channel), such as:

“Presentasi Orientasi Duta Coding” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea1izhb_PHQ

“Duta Coding Sekolah – Hour of Code Indonesia 2016” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67pqwpfvycY 

2015: “Startups for Hour of Code Indonesia”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEeMBY8NShA   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMgTjWea5-c 

31 supports at http://twibbon.com/support/hour-of-code-indonesia

Supported by:

Clevio http://clevio.co/camp/  https://www.facebook.com/ClevioCamp/

Microsoft  https://www.microsoft.com/id-id/ 

Events by:

Coding Indonesia let http://www.codingindonesia.com/ expire (for sale) but still running as http://codingcamp.id/

Ektizo http://ektizo.com/wordpress/   (Entire site is in English!)

Past Activity

Started in what year? Events 12 to 20 December 2015 and more in 2016.

332 events in 293 locations, but no statistics of date, number of participants, age (although guess by school name), or whether any participants continued learning.


Domain hourofcode.id has expired.

Fundraising Nov 2015:

Aranggi Soemarjan raised Rp 1.5 of Rp 10 million target  https://kitabisa.com/hocaranggi   https://kitabisa.com/partners/hourofcode

Presentation by Clevio: https://www.scribd.com/doc/299835955/Panduan-Hour-of-Code-Indonesia

Plenty of news articles of events, such as



https://id.techinasia.com/siswa-indonesia-belajar-coding  (Good graphic with stats from Microsoft Indonesia)

http://www.slideshare.net/youldee/hour-of-code-indonesia 2015 slideshow



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