Saturday, September 21, 2019

Kasson-Mantorville ‘Hour of Code’ introduces students to programming

It used to be that the entire world was run off of a steady stream of paperwork. Forms ruled office bookshelves and even the simplest of acts such as paying for an item at the store required the transaction to be recorded in triplicate.

Today, almost everything revolves around a computerized system. Things like car insurance quotes and sharing information have been made simpler with the integration of programs.

While it may seem simple to the common public, there’s plenty going on behind the digitized curtain where layers of codes and instructions reveal a hidden need for programming jobs.

“In roughly ten years, there will be a high demand for programming jobs,” Kasson-Mantorville technology teacher Tomi Swanson explained. “The problem is that we might not have the number of qualified candidates to fill those positions.”

One solution to this problem has been a nationwide initiative known as the “Hour of Code.” The program introduces kids to computer science and is designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.


Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944


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