Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 10:00 am - 12 noon
Shadle Library, W. 2111 Wellesley Ave. , Spokane
Thursday, December 10, 2015, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne, Spokane
Friday, December 11, 2015, 10:00 am - 12 noon
Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Spokane
What is the Hour of Code?
December 7-13 is the international Hour of Code week. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Come play Star Wars, Minecraft, Flappy Bird and many more games while learning to code. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Ages 4 to 104.
Why computer science?
Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.
Do students need to log on using an account?
No. Absolutely no signup or login is required for students to try the Hour of Code
What to bring:
You will need to bring your own laptop(s) or tablet(s) that can access the library's free wifi. Full size tablets are best but mini tablets are ok. You can share devices within your family, if needed.
There will be friendly volunteer computer science professionals on hand to personally help you with your coding fun!
- Amanda Crawford has a B.S. and M.S. in Applied Mathematics. After graduating, she worked as a Software Developer at Epic (a company that develops software for hospitals and clinics). She is currently learning web-development and creating her own web application. She has experience programming in a variety of contexts, ranging from implementing mathematical algorithms and doing research, to working in a corporation setting, to developing an app in a self-study setting.
- Philip Spokas is the VP of Professional Services for IntelliTect. He has extensive executive management and leadership experience. Phil’s accomplishments include strategy, architecture and design of several innovative Software as a Service solutions, development of agile management practices and the original design, architecture and development of the OnTrack Manufacturing Execution System. In addition to Scrum and several other industry certifications, Phil holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from Benedictine University.
- Clint Hill graduated from the Univ of AZ with a BS in MIS. He worked as a software engineer in the banking, insurance, and petro-chemical industries. He created and maintained systems using Pascal, BASIC, Visual BASIC, Delphi, C, C++, and HTML5/CSS3 languages. He managed software quality assurance departments for Itron and AMS Services. He managed software development projects for several companies. He served as software development manager or VP of software development for AMS Sevices and Getronics. He served as operation manager for Daniels Industries automation division in Great Britain.
- Jon Tolley is a software engineer. He has been an integration and department applications manager, a software development manager, a Java development supervisor, and a programmer analyst.
- John Rowley was homeschooled until he was a junior in high school, at which point he entered EWU through running start. He is a senior at EWU, majoring in computer science. He's had some spectacular internships which has really helped him to grow his business experience.
Ages: 4 - 104
Event limit: none
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