William Penn Computer Club Enjoys Successful ‘Hour of Code’
Students and local families gathered in the Musco Technology Center (MTC) building on William Penn University’s Oskaloosa campus to partake in a computer science initiative on Sunday, December 11. The Hour of Code, organized by the nonprofit Code.org and others, is a global movement that believes the students of today are ready to learn critical skills for 21st century success.
“Parents, as well as students, enjoyed the experience,” said Judy Williams, WPU Assistant Professor of Applied Computer Science.
During the event, William Penn Computer Club members assisted participants (ages 4–29) as they went through choice activities involving Minecraft, Moana, music creation, and more. The purpose of hosting these types of events at William Penn University is to introduce individuals to computer science, which in turn could help broaden their options for potential career paths. Thanks to the Hour of Code movement, computer science has been featured on the homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and even Disney.