You’re never too old – or too young – to learn the mysteries of coding. For those of us of a certain age, “coding” is the newer terminology for “computer programming,” and it is fast becoming a ubiquitous job skill, even for fields outside the tech world. In recognition of that fact, educators around the globe have launched a project called the Hour of Code, which seeks to introduce people of all ages and computer experience levels to the basics of coding during Computer Science Education Week (December 7-13 this year). In the few years Hour of Code has been going on, over 146,151,391 people have participated so far.
In Ridgefield the K-8th grades in the public schools, plus many students at local private schools, are participating in Hour of Code this week. At the Library, we have scheduled numerous activities to bring others into the coding fold. We have open lab times available, along with structured hands-on workshops for preschoolers, parents, seniors and more. Check our website for the schedule, come in for help, or go straight to ridgefieldcodes.org to get started on your own. It’s simple and fun! The entire Library staff will be participating this year, and we invite you to join us.