Hour of Code 2014

shirtOn December 8th 2014, students in Berry College’s informal Casual Coding group hosted an Hour of Code event for the campus community. This coincided with a worldwide campaign to promote computer science awareness and show that everyone is able- and should learn- to code. For many people, coding seems scary and intimidating, when in reality it is something that anyone can do. All it takes is some practice and dedication. Numerous students and faculty members attended the event, many of whom were coding for the first time. They were surprised at how it did not live up to their expectations- in a good way! Jacob Lammie, a junior Finance major, stated, “I had never thought of coding before- it was never something that I thought I could do. I actually really enjoyed it!”.  Try it for yourself – you might just be surprised!

Student organizers for the event were Alan Young, Brandon Sanders, Heather Wade, Jennifer Palamuso, Kelli Little, and Stephen Jones. Pictures and writeup courtesy Heather Wade. The event was sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and a generous grant for door prizes from Crawford Technology Services of Rome, GA. Faculty oversight provided by Nadeem Abdul Hamid, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

 

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