Vanderbilt Digital Nights computer programming workshop series for high school students begins Nov. 19

High school students, parents and teachers are invited to participate in a series of free hands-on workshops to learn about computer science and programming hosted by Vanderbilt University’s Computational Thinking and Learning Initiative  

The first event in the series will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. Advance registration and a computer with a Chrome browser are required. People younger than 18 will need a parent or guardian’s permission.  

Akos Ledeczi (John Russell/Vanderbilt University)

During each workshop, participants will create fun and useful computer programs. In the first meeting, led by Professor of Computer Engineering Akos Ledeczi, participants will learn how to build a weather app.   

The CTLI is a trans-institutional program comprised of Vanderbilt University faculty across the School of Engineering, College of Arts and Science and Peabody College of education and human development who have come together to improve the availability and accessibility of computing to all audiences. 

“Vanderbilt Digital Nights are a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about computer science. The tools we will use are not reserved for computer science majors, they are for everyone and for every subject,” Ledeczi said. “The workshop will be fun and a great way to start exploring how computer science works.”