Longwood High School students test their computer coding skills with annual ‘Hack-a-Thon’ event
Students put their computer coding skills to the test at Longwood High School’s second annual “Hack-A-Thon.”
Students at the event took part in coding competitions and learned to write their own computer programs.
Computer science teacher Steve Beecher says the event helps spark students’ interest in an important educational subject.
“It’s getting everybody excited to learn how to program,” he said. “It’s an up-and-coming field that everyone should be involved in. It’s absolutely amazing what they can do with this stuff.”
For the over 185 students participating, the event was both a fun and educational experience
“It feels great. I can learn how to code and learn some wonderful skills,” said one student.
“Computer science, programming, artificial intelligence. That’s the future, and it’s fun,” said senior Ryan Styron.
“Computer science is what I want to major in, and I want to go into software development,” said another student. “This competition enables me to do that, and it's enjoyable.”