Throughout the 2016-17 year, OC Coder had a very productive year, expanding and improving upon existing programs. We have taught hundreds of students across Southern California, accumulating over 1,000 service hours with more than 100 student volunteers.
Junior Coding Club
Our goal for 2016-2017 was to enhance the multi-level curriculum to challenge students outside of the classsroom setting to make classtime more efficient. We implemented weekly home exercises, a set of 5 problems to expand upon concepts learned during class and improve debugging skills. Mini-hackathon projects were consequently more complex and impressive this year. With the lesson plan set, the assistant directors and other volunteers were able to rotate teaching these classes. The teachers did a great job teaching and maintained consistent instruction throughout the year.
Girls Who Code
Our USACO classes were held twice a month, talking about concepts and building problems relative to USACO. Students learned about various concepts like Dijkstra’s algorithm, binary search, and dynamic programming. rch, and dynamic programming. Despite the difficulty level, we are very excited to see first-time participants successfully advanced to the Silver and Gold divisions.
Senior Center Department
A major accomplishment for our Senior Center program was our expansion to the Trabuco Senior Center. Over 30 volunteers helped out at the Lakeview and Trabuco Senior Center, completing over 300 hours this year. The seniors enjoy working with our volunteers to learn more about their phones, tablets, and computers.