OLBSCA students recently participated in the “Hour of Code,” an annual event that takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week, held in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper. This year, the Hour of Code was held on December 4 – 10.
The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify coding, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.
At OLBSCA, we believe every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. Just as we teach students how to dissect a frog or how electricity works, it’s important for every student to have a chance to design an app or an algorithm, or learn how the Internet works. Computer Science helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity and by starting early, it is our goal that students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.