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Computer Science Education Week’s Hour of Code, Hosted by Loyola’s Monroe Library

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Animation. Decryption. Data Mapping. A growing number of technologies are constantly being developed and working together in both the virtual world and the actual world. From the images in your favorite Pixar movie to hurricane track prediction, we’ve benefitted from the advancements of software programming in ways our parents and grandparents could only have dreamed of. And for many, the coding that makes it all possible has often seemed shrouded in mystery as part of an arcane realm, accessible only to computer science professionals and tech prodigies. For more and more people, though, coding is coming out from within the closed circles of whiz kids at all-night hackathons. You don’t have to be an ace at HTML5 or JavaScript to take part in this event. In fact, you don’t even need to know what either of those things are to find a place at our table. Computer Science Education Week’s Hour of Code™, sponsored by the Monroe Library, invites you to spend your first hour (or thousandth hour!) of learning about coding with us. It’s sixty minutes of hands-on introduction to some basic coding skills using a variety of concepts and approaches. You’ll be able to choose the activity most interesting to you, and you’ll even get to see what the other groups in the Hour of Code™ come up with, as well. See our LibGuide for a list of activities.

So come code with us on Thursday, September 21 from 12:30-1:30 pm in the library’s second floor computer lab (room 229). All you need to bring is your curiosity!