Volunteers from the community help AAPS students participate in the Hour of Code


By Andrew Cluley

Students across the Ann Arbor Public Schools participated in Hour of Code events last week. The global event is an opportunity to introduce students to coding and computer science and help students with prior experience advance through a variety of coding programs.

In the Ann Arbor Public Schools volunteers from community partners helped many classes by sharing their professional experiences in coding and then offering assistance as students practiced coding themselves.

The Hour of Code events are designed to promote the use of logic and help students understand how they can learn through failure. The program is also an effort to increase the number of women participating in computer science by giving young girls experience and the chance to meet women in the field.

Business and organizations that volunteered for the Hour of Code in the AAPS were:

  • Altair Engineering
  • Atomic Object
  • Duo Security
  • Extraor DNA
  • Google
  • Hook Studios
  • Human Element
  • JVS Controls
  • Lakeside Software
  • Michigan Medicine
  • Netscout
  • Nextek Power Systems
  • Nokia/Deepfield
  • Noodle Partners
  • Onemagnify
  • University of Michigan
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Using Your Brain

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