The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a virtual Community Night of Coding from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15.
This is the 3rd annual event to celebrate Computer Science Education Week, an annual call to action to inspire K-12 students to learn about computer science, advocate for equity in computer science education, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners in the field.
CSforAR is partnering with the UA Little Rock’s Emerging Analytics Center and Cyber Gym to provide a virtual technology and innovation fair for families that features break-out sessions as well as four facilitated “Hour of Code” sessions.
The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, UA Little Rock departments of computer science and information science, Cyber Gym, and Henderson State University’s Reddie Maker Space will provide tutorials and activities on coding with microbits, Google Santa Tracker and Scratch, careers in computer science and cybersecurity, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
“The Department of Computer Science is an enthusiastic supporter of Community Night of Coding and with an objective of generating excitement and understanding in this area of study that affords so many tremendous career opportunities,” said Dr. Al Baker, interim chair of the Department of Computer Science. “This event provides all participants with some basic insights into what a computer scientist does.”
The event is free and open to all ages and no prior experience in computer science or coding is necessary to attend. Attendees can register for the event at this online link. Attendees will be sent a schedule of events on Dec. 14.