On Saturday, December 12th 126 people ranging in ages 5-68 gathered at Rock Valley College and online to dedicate one hour to learn code. The CIS Division of Rock Valley College celebrated the National Computer Science Week, December 7-13, by joining many other institutions across the US and hosting an “Hour of Code” .
GOAL AND STATS
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. One-hour tutorials are available in over 40 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104. In addition, there is a push to have Computer Science courses required alongside English and Math. Only 1 in 4 K-12 schools offer any type of Computer Science course.
The emphasis of the day was to demystify programming and show it is hard work but fun to create software applications.
The Hour of Code was bigger than ever! All this week, 191,000 organizers like you are leading schools and events worldwide.
Do you want SuperPowers? https://youtu.be/e3lOZUvskcg
Global hour of code: https://youtu.be/pNiECaVMStY
Change the World: https://youtu.be/BvRvluhfzf0
#RVCHourOfCode 2015: https://youtu.be/KLTkNnXexfw
AGENDA FOR THE DAY
8:00am LightBot. (Ages 5-104)
Explains the concept of "Coding”
9:10am Flappy Code> (Ages 5-104)
Create "Flappy Birds" app and share with friends & family.
10:20am iPhone Web Browser. (Ages 10 -104)
Build “My Web Browser” iPhone app using SWIFT
11:30am Android App. (Ages 10 -104)
Build “I have a Dream!” Android app using App Inventor
Virtual Online Seat:(Ages 5-104)
Choose from 10 online tutorials. Examples of "Hour of Code" tutorials: Star Wars: Build a Galaxy with Code, MineCraft, Flappy Birds, Play Labs and LightBot.
Professor Chuck Konkol is already planning for next year by offering more "Hour of Code" sessions.
If you have questions, please email Professor Konkol at firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is an example of an app created during the event. TRY IT OUT!