Gov. Herbert, the Utah Technology Council, and Pluralsight have joined forces to bring an ‘Hour of Code’ to Utah. This is a nationwide initiative organized by nonprofit and designed to encourage students of all ages to devote an hour to computer science education.

Gov. Herbert, who has made STEM and computer science a cornerstone of his education policy, along with Pluralsight would like to demonstrate a statewide commitment to helping Utah’s youth prepare for high-demand STEM jobs and to show students that anyone can learn to code. Along with pro-business policies, the governor's emphasis on education is aimed at helping Utah's economy build on its elite economic status. is a public 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and minorities.