Two students in the College's IT Angels club attended the recent Coder Dojo event as part of the Perth Knowledge Week. The event, which was held at the stunning new City of Perth Library just down the road from the College, provided students with access to mentors from Woodside Petroleum.
CoderDojo is a worldwide movement of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people. At Dojo students can learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment. The CoderDojo movement believes that an understanding of programming languages is increasingly important in the modern world, that it is both better and easier to learn these skills early, and that nobody should be denied the opportunity to do so.
IT Angel, Niamh Wilson said the CoderDojo was an awesome experience.
"We learnt to code, but we weren't smothered with tons of information at once. I liked the fact that it let us learn, but there were people providing help also".
Teachers, Mr Mee and Mr Loh and Director of Learning Technology, Mr Reid also attended and enjoyed discussions with the Woodside Petroleum team on how they are integrating Computer Science and Maths into their Data Science initiatives.