OBEN Celebrates Computer Science Week with a “Night of Code” and an “Hour of Code”
“GREAT CODERS ARE TODAY’S ROCK STARS” (WILLIAM JAMES ADAMS). In a society where “computing occupations are among the highest-paying jobs for new graduates…, fewer than 3% of college students graduate with a degree in computer science” (code.org). Schools throughout the world, including an anticipated ten million students, came together in December to celebrate Computer Science Education Week and raise awareness about this growing field.
THE FIELD OF COMPUTER SCIENCE NEEDS SKILLED STUDENTS. Today we rely heavily on technology for communication, shopping, banking, and security. We need computer scientists to code all of this technology. There is a shortage of skilled workers to fulfill high paying computer science jobs. In fact, “There will be 1 million more computing jobs than students over the next 10 years” (code.org).
Ms. Ostroff’s Hour Of Code links for each school
Night of Code - December 5, 2016
Hour of Code - December 6, 2016