What hour of code? What code?
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. The purpose is to to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. Please see here for more info.
I belong to Code.org a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color.
What is the purpose of this event?
To engage young minds and help them see the exciting possibilities computer programming can offer them in their future careers.
Who is coming?
Over 100 students (grades 7 to 11) from Central Toronto Academy (TDSB), St Francis Assisi and St Ignatius of Loyola (TCDSB).
Who will be engaging them (so far)?
University of Toronto:
MiDATA (Data Science unit from the Department of Medical Imaging)
*Prof Pascal Tyrrell – Director, Data Science
*Prof Anne Martel – Medical Biophysics (Machine Learning)
*Dr Mariam Afshin – Research Physicist
Department of Medical Imaging
*Dr Alan Moody – Radiologist and Chair of the Department
Department of Statistical Sciences
*Prof Paul Corey – Senior Biostatistician
*Chris Meaney – Biostatistician
Department of Computer Science
*Prof Steve Engels
*Aditya Sriram – Developer, IBM Watson Health Imaging
Microsoft (Big Data and Analytics)
* Sage Franch – Microsoft Canada
*Mark Morreale – Lead, Academic Program
Ladies Learning Code – Yaa Otchere
Tyrrell lab students and Computer Science undergraduates will be acting as ambassadors.
Where and when will the event be held…exactly?
University College, University of Toronto
15 King’s College Circle
Interested in participating? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
See you all there,