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VI Source: UVI, viNGN Invite Students to Take Part in Hour of Code Computer Event

csedweek2015The Virgin Islands Source noted the Hour of Code courses being hosted by Genius Lab in two of viNGN’s free Public Computer Centers on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015: at the St. Croix Department of Labor PCC, and at the Charles Wesley Turnbull Public Library PCC on St. Thomas. The introduction to computer programming will be held concurrently, from 3:30-4:45pm and streamed live via .

Space is limited, and 5th-12th graders are invited to sign up quickly to take part. For more information or to register, contact Genius Lab (310) 218-6924 or email

Also, University of the Virgin Islands Associate Professor of Computer Science Dr. Marc Boumedine invites U.S. Virgin  teachers to host Hour of Code sessions free of cost at UVI. Considered to be one of the largest learning events in history, the Hour of Code invites people all around the world to take just 1 hour to learn to code during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13).

No programming experience is required – visit to find out more – and teachers may contact Dr. Boumedine to coordinate their Hour of Code: email or call 693 1255


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 an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant made by the National Telecommunications and 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). For more information regarding viNGN, call (340) 715-8581, or visit


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