Thomas Jefferson High School’s Hour of Code 2.0 provides double the fun and learning
Nearly 200 high school students took part in Thomas Jefferson High School’s Hour of Code 2.0 on Dec. 6, 2018. The event entitled “Do you want to CODE a Snowman?” was organized by science teacher Wendy Matta and a large committee of faculty and staff members to encourage more students to take computer programming classes. The event was held in support of the global Hour of Code movement (www.hourofcode.com) which encourages educators to organize an Hour of Code event during Dec. 3-9, 2018.
Alumni presentations included: Chris Ganas, cybersecurity, PaloAlto Networks; John Ha, website and application development, Computer Enterprises, Inc.; Ritwik Gupta, CMU Software Engineering Institute in AI and machine learning; Barry Skirble, Director of Point of Care Software Development, Bayer Pharmaceuticals/Radiology; and Srikanth Mruthik, head of software development, Bayer Contrast Injectors, Bayer Pharmaceuticals/Radiology.