Dec. 9 community brief: free coding event for youth in Prince George

Dec. 9 community brief: free coding event for youth in Prince George

On Dec. 12, youth aged eight to 12 can participate at a free half-day of coding with experienced mentors at John McInnis School’s Centre for Learning Alternatives in Prince George.

It’s one of the four Codecreate events in B.C. — others taking place in Kelowna, Victoria, and Vancouver — held in celebration of the Hour of Code, a grassroots global computer science and digital literacy awareness campaign aimed to encourage students around the world to try an Hour of Code during December 7-13 celebrated in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906).

Students will bring their own laptops, while lunch will be provided. More information can be found on http://www.eventbrite.com/e/codecreate-prince-george-free-hour-of-code-event-for-youth-ages-8-to-18-registration-19396721115