By Lena Gluck
On December 5, students of all ages gathered at Oyster Bay High School to participate in the Hour of Code. For those who may not know, the Hour of Code is a movement created by the Computer Science Education Week and code.org. Its purpose is to introduce computer science and programming to millions of people.
The event at OBHS was extremely successful. Many children, who were eager to learn more about coding, were accompanied by their guardians and family members. After learning an introduction to coding and what the school currently offers, students made their way to the computers to try coding on their own. All students who attended were also given a raffle ticket for the opportunity to win problem solving games.
Ms. Malhar-Jahn, a computer science teacher at OBHS, explained, “The whole idea of this program is to create awareness and to show that people of all ages are capable of coding.”
One of the student volunteers at the event, Jason Hom, stated, “It was nice to see all of the young kids learning about computer science.”
Much appreciation is owed to Ms. Ostroff, Ms. Malhar-Jahn, Mr. Harrison, and Ms. Diorio for their dedication to running this program.
The Hour of Code exists in over 180 countries, and students at OBHS are lucky enough to have the opportunity to participate. The message of this program is to show that anyone can code, so students should consider giving coding a try!