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WCU students to present at Carolina Coding Initiative event

Western Carolina University is co-sponsoring Carolina Coding Initiative events to be held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching from Monday, Dec. 9, to Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Event partners from WCU include the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, the School of Teaching and Learning, and the College of Business’ computer information systems program.

The event features free classes in basic coding for beginners age 9 and older, demonstrations by students and faculty from WCU and other institutions, and the chance to learn about technical careers and opportunities in Western North Carolina.

WCU students will demonstrate software they have developed during events, which include a reception and programming sessions that take place between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 9. WCU computer science students also will present their capstone projects from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, and 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11.

The initiative is designed to help Code.org meet a goal of getting 10 million students of all ages to try programming for the first time this year. For more information on “One Hour of Code,” visit code.org.

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