Computers and Computer Science, Hour of Code

2014 Hour of Code sees USVI schools participation


CSEDWeekButtonComputer Science Education week is December 8-14, 2014 and The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network, Inc. is pleased to acknowledge 5 participating schools in the United States Virgin Islands for this year’s event!

According to the web site at Code.org, one classroom will win a trip to Washington, D.C. for a historic, top-secret Hour of Code!

Code.org will select one lucky classroom to attend a very special Hour of Code event in the nation’s capital – so special that all the details are under wraps! Winning students (with chaperones) will enjoy an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

Students will participate in a full day of top-secret activities on Monday, December 8. 51 schools win a class-set of laptops (or $10,000 for other technology)

One lucky school in every U.S. state (+ Washington D.C.) will win $10,000 worth of technology. Participating USVI schools are:

  • All Saints Cathedral School
  • Antilles School
  • Arthur A Richards JHS (Frederiksted)
  • Gifft Hill School
  • Ricardo Richards Elementary School (Kingshill)

The registration deadline has passed, so no more schools can be considered for the competition this year – join viNGN is wishing all the best to our representatives in this year’s #HourOfCode!

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About vingn

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) was established in 2010 as a public corporation; it is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority. viNGN was funded primarily from a grant by the National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) as part of a federal program to improve the broadband capacity in the United States, its territories, and the District of Columbia.The program is called the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).

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