By the year 2020, 1.5 million programming jobs are projected to exist. However, the United States only has slated 400,000 Computer Science graduates at current graduation rates. Professor Chuck Konkol of the CIS Division of Rock Valley College has been looking for ways to introduce coding and has found it in a one cubic inch robot named Ozobot.
The FIRST “Hour of Code” event at Rock Valley College was on December 12th, 2015. The event brought 126 people from the Rockford Region to learn more about Computer Science fundamentals and coding!
To keep this momentum going Professor Chuck Konkol of Rock Valley College hosts monthly “Hour of Code” Workshops! These “Hour of Code” workshops are OPEN TO PUBLIC! The workshops are scheduled monthly. The "Hour of Code" workshops focus on creating a drag and drop app to share with family and friends while the "Learn Coding with Robots" focus on coding and robotics.
HAVE YOU COMPLETED THE "HOUR OF CODE" CHALLENGE?
Have you completed an "Hour of Code" challenge? If so, follow link to add your name! If not, attend a future "Hour of Code" workshop or complete challenge anytime, online, by visiting the CODING page.
Thank you, Professor Chuck Konkol
GOAL OF HOC
The ultimate national goal is to get 10 million students to try computer science for one hour. In addition, the "Hour of Code" demystifies computer science and coding. For more information about this nation-wide event visit hourofcode.com/us.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
Each “Hour of Code” participant will receive a Certificate of Completion.