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December 12, 2013 | Tom Ballard

Consider participating in the “Hour of Code” events tomorrow

December 14The TN Code Academy, Launch Tennessee and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network are hosting two events tomorrow (December 14) in East Tennessee as part of a broad-based effort to get kids to think, create and have fun – all while learning some computer programming.

The two events are:

  • Chattanooga: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. December 14 at the Chattanooga Public Library. The event will be for middle school students and parents. At this event, students will interface in small group discussions with professionals in different computer science occupations, have lunch and then conduct their hour of code time on either their own laptop or a Chromebook provided by Engage3D.
  • Knoxville: 8:30 12 p.m., again on December 14 at the Min Kao Building on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1520 Middle Drive). The School of Engineering will host an Open House event where students can get a brief overview of computer programming, as well as interact with UT computer science students. The event is for middle school students and parents. To learn more about the Knoxville event, read the release provided by Marilyn Roddy of STEMspark (HourofCodePressRelease.Knoxvillle).

For a wonderful perspective on the initiative, read an guest column by Charlie Brock, President and Chief Executive Officer of Launch Tennessee, that appeared in Southern/alpha. 

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