High school students, parents and teachers are invited to learn about computer science and programming in a series of free hands-on workshops hosted by Vanderbilt University’s Computational Thinking and Learning Initiative.
The first event in this series will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28. Advance registration and a computer with a Chrome browser are required. People younger than 18 will need a parent or guardian’s permission.
During each workshop, participants will learn how to create fun and useful computer programs. Professor of Computer Engineering Akos Ledeczi will teach participants the computer science behind multiplayer games, create chatrooms, illustrate climate change and show how to access online movie data.
This is the second Digital Nights series, following a very successful program in November. More than 50 students participated in the first series.
The CTLI is a trans-institutional program drawing on 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.