Last week eight divisions participated in the Hour of Code, an initiative to introduce students to computer science and programming. We were part of the over 75 million students who participated around the world!
Computer science and programming is a growing field. As some of you may know, my husband works in web development. He has told me many times how difficult it is to hire programmers. There are more jobs than there are skilled programmers, and the industry keeps growing in British Columbia! If students start coding now, I am sure they will be able to find jobs when they are finished school.
I’d like to say a big thank you to the parents who volunteered on Thursday and Friday. If you would like to do more coding, tutorials can be found at code.org. I completed the Frozen tutorial and earned my certificate!