Week 3 in Summer of Code still showed a strong turnout. We’ve consistently been getting about 12 students to participate each week in the class, albeit some different faces each time, there are those that have been with us from the beginning. Knowing that as the young coders progress they will face harder and harder challenges. New ways in which to approach problems, perhaps Math skills they have not yet learned, or some other obstacle will stand in their path, therefore insert Dennis. Dennis contacted me via Facebook praising the efforts Salmon Public Library and Khan Academy are doing in terms of exposing the patrons to such an amazing opportunity to learn this skill. Dennis was born and raised here in Salmon, but his ticket to a future was programming. He now works out of his backpack, his office the world, making a great living at something he enjoys. How many of us can say that when we wake up in the morning we LOVE what we do, well, Dennis can, and he was kind enough to share some words of encouragement to our coders this Wednesday about a possibility a future that may await them. A big thank you to Dennis for stopping in to share his experience with how playing games, turned into making them, a lesson in life we all understood.
Another great submission from this week, a student catching up and working on “What’s For Dinner?” Submitted a cheeseburger and fries (oh and some green peas too for good measure)