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How to think like a Computer: Intro to Python Code Camp



Have you wondered about what it takes to be a software developer, data scientist, game developer, web developer, or AI/ML engineer. All these careers require knowledge of programming in Python.

Python is a ubiquitous, robust, programming language that is used in many modern programming paradigms like AI/ML, serverless computing, FinTech, and Blockchain.

Many popular companies, like Google, Facebook, Instagram, Spotify use Python for its ease of maintenance, readability, and fast delivery. Many nontraditional computing careers like neuroscientist and geneticists also use Python. Despite the demand for people with the knowledge of programming using Python, only 35% of schools in the United States teach computer science. This number is much less in underrepresented communities.

Please note: WITI is unable to provide computers for this event. The registered participant must have a computer with the ability to install the software we will use for the event. Unfortunately, most school-owned computers will not have the capability to allow this.

Schedule of Events

What to expect:
Once registered, registrants will receive an event day link, a detailed event day agenda, access to our secure online learning portal and a waiver for the parent or guardian to sign.

During our morning session, our instructor led session will guide participants through the process of installing and programming in Python working with real world scenarios. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and complete the lesson that will prepare them for the afternoon challenge.

During the afternoon session, small teams of four or five participants will be guided by coaches to work through the challenge exercises.

Participants will work as a team to design and code using the concepts they learn in the morning session. Teams will have the opportunity to present their creative solutions to solve the challenge exercise to the Judges.

Challenge solutions will be evaluated for creativity, ease of use, and style. With generosity from our sponsors, Cardinal/Fuse, each student will receive a Raspberry pi kit as an award for participating and completing our STEM code camp.

Each student will also receive a license to CyberStart Game, generously donated by SANS.org.

Meeting Notes

Please note: WITI is unable to provide computers for this event. The registered participant must have a computer with the ability to install the software we will use for the event. Unfortunately, most school-owned computers will not have the capability to allow this.

This event is open to participants under 18 years of age. It is appropriate for those between 13-18 years of age. PARENTS should register on behalf of their child. Once you have registered, WITI Columbus will send you the link to the Learning Management System (LMS) as well as a waiver to give permission for your child to attend this virtual session. The waiver will need to be signed and sent back prior to the day of the event (May 22nd, 2021).

When your child connects to Zoom, they will have the ability to change their visible name to hide their full identity if you wish for them to do so. The Zoom link will only be sent to registered participants. Please stay safe during online events.


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