Sunday, 22 May 2016

Hour of Code with the Community

Hello world!

Today I'm writing about one the the best experience I got with the community so far! It's the hour of Code!

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 40 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.

I've been discussing with my friends and NGOs in my locality about organizing an hour of code with the children around and they we keen to provide the logistics and allow me to animate the session.

I started the session by introducing the Hour of Code and the computer science field and also emphasizes how computers are changing the world and how all those computers and applications are powered by codes in the back-end.

 



I then proceeded with the Star Wars activity by explaining them how it works and doing a few activities for them. I then divided the audience into small groups to allow them to work in team.


After a few minutes they started to like the activities and it felt like a game and challenge. It was just amazing to see so much positive energy! That was fantastic!!

Some even had the feeling of "it works! I did it!" - That's the future geeks!

 


Later that day on social media, I discovered that one of them even did the activities using JavaScript! 


 Learn more about the Hour of Code here.

Looking forward to participate more of those events. It was great to share my passion with the younger generations and help them grow towards a brighter future. :)

Cheers,
Chervine



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