USVI Hour of Code hosted at St. Croix and St. Thomas PCCs


Turnbull Library PCC Volunteer Nneka Byron helps a young man create another line of code

Turnbull Library PCC Volunteer Nneka Byron helps a young man create another line of code

(U.S. Virgin Islands) – For the third year in a row, viNGN has participated in the worldwide Computer Science Education Week event the Hour of Code. This year’s effort was in cooperation with Genius Lab and saw activities Friday at the St. Croix Department of Labor and Turnbull Regional Library Public Computer Centers.

This makes the second year that Genius Lab has collaborated with viNGN on Hour of Code and organizer Alexis George is grateful to his support team: “On St. Croix at the Department of Labor Hour of Code, thanks to David Christian of streaminglivefromthevi.com, Cecily Lawrence, Anthony Roberts and Chris Jones from the Department of Labor for the IT support. Also on St. Thomas, it was a pleasure to work with Chris Douté (IT Systems Manager) over at Turnbull Library.”

Participants performed a variety of beginner programming courses modeled on the new Star Wars movie, Minecraft, Frozen and Angry Birds. At Turnbull Library, assistance was provided by UVIdea members/viNGN interns Shakaja Mercer and Daricia Wilkinson and Turnbull Library PCC volunteer Nneka Byron.

George is already looking forward to the next Computer Science Education Week event: “I look forward to making 2016 Computer Science Education Week bigger and better reaching as many students across the territory as possible!”

The Hour of Code exercises are available all year ’round online at www.code.org – or visit the Code Studio (studio.code.org) to view programming courses for very young learners to get started!

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