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<Hour of Code at Madeira>

January 10, 2014

Madeira girls are a step closer to becoming the next Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg by participating in the Hour of Code!

From December 9-13, 2013, people from all over the world wrote lines of code for Computer Science Education Week. By the end of the week-long campaign, there were a total of 728,057,074 lines of code and 21,691,756 people learned an hour of code. The Madeira School made a promise that everyone would try to learn how to code for at least one hour. Students in Computer Programming and Physics with Geometry along with members of the computer programming club and people interested in coding came together to help others learn to code. Although coding can seem intimidating, helpful tutorials links provided by Mrs. Pratt and help from peers and teachers made coding accessible and enjoyable for everyone. Participants displayed their programs. Bystanders were fascinated by the entertaining and engaging games. Overall, the event was a great success at Madeira. (After all, if Ashton Kutcher, Shakira, and President Obama can code, why shouldn’t we?)

Contributed by Sidney Lee '15

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