“Hour of Code… Part Deux” at the University of Toronto

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.

On Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 9:30AM we will be hosting our second 
MiDATA Hour of Code at UofT

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)

*Daniel Eftekhari – MSc student (medical image machine learning)

*Dr Mariam Afshin – Research Physicist

*Rasha Mahmood – VBIRG

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


IBM Watson Health and Merge Healthcare

   *George Gorthy – Senior Sales Consultant IBM Watson Health Imaging
    *Marwan Sati – VP of Development, Clinical Speciality Solutions, Merge Healthcare
*Aditya  Sriram – Developer, IBM Watson Health Imaging

Microsoft (Big Data and Analytics)
* Sage Franch – Microsoft Canada

SAS Canada
*Mark Morreale – Lead, Academic Program

Ladies Learning Code – Yaa Otchere


Industry Support:

Tyrrell lab students and Computer Science undergraduates will be acting as ambassadors.

Where and when will the event be held…exactly?

University College Media Room (RM 140 and RM148) from 9:30 AM to 1 PM

University College, University of Toronto
15 King’s College Circle
Toronto, Ontario


Interested in participating? Contact me at pascal.tyrrell@utoronto.ca!

See you all there,

Pascal Tyrrell