First OKC Cultivating Coders camp hailed as big success

Published: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 By: Molly Fleming Source: VeloCity

Making colored balls bounce, building lit squares that move around and playing a game of Guess The Number may seem like silly activities.

That is, until those actions are displayed a on a computer screen, which requires lines of computer coding to make happen.

Students from Millwood High School and Metro Tech Academy’s Springlake campus spent the last eight weeks learning that coding to create those projects at Cultivating Coders boot camp.

Cultivating Coders is a nonprofit organization based in New Mexico that works with minority and lower-income students to teach them computer coding, which is a highly-sought skill. Software developer positions are expected to increase 21% by 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. There are 500,000 jobs open for computing right now, representing the No. 1 source of new wages in the U.S., according to Code.org.

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