Only 1 in 4 K-12 schools offer computer science courses such as programming. By the year 2034, 64% of all jobs will require some type of programming skills. The RVC Hour of Code aims to fill this gap by offering FREE monthly coding workshops using MIT created blockly drag and drop coding. Professor Chuck Konkol has been offering these workshops since December 2015 with an average of 15 in attendance each event.
Throughout the remainder of 2018 the Cherryvale Mall will be host location for the monthly, FREE, RVC Hour of Code events!
Attendees of event watch an inspiring video (like below) explaining what the Hour of Code is all about, Complete a fun coding lesson and walk away with a certificate of completion!
RSVP for all RVC Hour of Code events through December 2018! Click HERE to RSVP
See event post on Cherryvale Mall website.
Over a dozen people showed up to learn how to code a drag and drop Flappy Bird game. Those walking by observed families gathering and learning together around screens that normally separate.
PLAY GAMES CREATED BY ATTENDEES
Hour of Code | Rock Valley College | 6:30-7:30pm
Location: CherryVale Mall (2nd Floor by Maurices)
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!
Professor Chuck Konkol of Rock Valley College hosts monthly Hour of Code Workshops -- which will be held at CherryVale Mall beginning in June 2018! These Hour of Code workshops are OPEN TO PUBLIC! The workshops are scheduled monthly. The 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.
Space is limited in each workshop. Click here to RSVP now to reserve your space!
What happens at the Hour of Code Workshop?
National Hour of Code Program
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.