We want to ensure that our students are on the forefront of creating the technology of the future--not just consuming it.

That’s why Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business school, Facebook, and Mindgrub created an #HourofCode Hackathon for Baltimore City Public Schools to #dodigitalgood.

  • Computing jobs outnumber students graduating into the field


  • Fewer schools teach computer science than

    10 years ago

  • Computer science counts toward HS graduation requirements in only

    27 states

    * Source: https://code.org/stats

This daylong event will guide students through an intense series of computer programming presentations that will teach them the foundational skills to code and create a computer game.

When: Saturday, December 12th from 9-5pm
Where: Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
100 International Drive
Baltimore, MD 21202
What: Students will go through a series of short lectures:
Installation of Cloud9
Introduction to HTML
Introduction to JavaScript
Working with the Canvas Object

After the lectures, participants will create their own version of the infamous Flappy Bird game.

No coding experience is necessary to participate. Students will receive a t-shirt, lunch, and invaluable skills to prepare them for postsecondary success.

This event is in conjunction with Computer Science Education Week and an official #HourofCode event. The Hour of Code, organized by the nonprofit Code.org and over 100 others, is a global movement to build students a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.

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