The County College of Morris Department of Information Technologies and Computer Science Club is set to host Hour of Code, an annual global movement to expose people to the wonders and creativity of coding. To date more than 150 million people have participated worldwide.
All are welcome to attend the Hour of Code on CCM’s Randolph campus set for Thurs., Dec. 1, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Emeriti Hall, Room 210. The Hour of Code is an introduction to computer science, designed to demystify coding and to show that anybody can learn the basics. Four sessions will be offered at CCM: App Development, Basic Website Development, Web Animation and Code Combat Game Development. All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary. The event is free and open to the public; however, reservations are required. Reserve a spot at https://ccm-hoc-2016.eventbrite.com.
Computer science experience is in high demand, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting that there will be one million more computing jobs than students in 2020. It is a top paying field and computer programming jobs are growing at twice the rate of the national average.
“Hour of Code is a great initiative that operates under the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to learn computer science,” says Nancy Binowski, Information Technologies chair at CCM. “Part of the goal is to expand access to underrepresented groups of students, something we at CCM have taken seriously with our Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) initiative.”