The Library Learning Commons served as the location for ConVal’s first-ever Hour of Code event on December 13.
Students, a mix of novice and more experienced coders, scheduled themselves to this special event during TASC. Librarian Ashley Jones introduced a variety of coding-related activities and online tutorials. Students were free to choose and explore any of the activities, with computer teacher Gil Morris serving as a faculty resource.
The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science.
The coding events have since become a concerted, worldwide effort to celebrate computer science. This year, 132,685 Hour of Code events were registered in over 180 countries.