This blog post is about the Hour of Code conducted in Bhopal during December 7th to 13th, 2015.We organized the session jointly . a group of passionate volunteers The Mozillians and Microsoft Student Partners (MSP) of our community. It was all started after my ( Robin Koshy – Mozillian ) telephonic conversation with Aditya Shah a Mozillian and MSP. Where we discussed about organizing the Hour Of Code-2015.Then we moved a step further deciding a place to choose for the session to be conducted .Thereafter I went to few schools in the town to discuss about the same.
I went to some government as well as private schools but the response I was getting was not good because due to exams ,preparation leave and winter vacation in schools the event was not permitted even after the authority and Principal’s were interested for the session.But somehow managed convincing them and at last getting two schools Jawahar Public School, Kolar Road,Bhopal and Vikramaditya school,Piplani,Bhopal for the Hour of Code 2015 to be conducted.
The session was to be started by 9am on 10th Decamber 2015 at Jawahar Public School. The volunteers arrived to the destination by their own conveyance .We tried to arrange a computer lab but there were only 6 computers and students were more than 75.So managed to get a Projector room for the session but the time was delayed due to the issue stated above .After arranging the room for the session,preparing and planning how to move on with the session we invited The Principal Chetna Jarulia Ma’am , teachers and students into the room.
After everyone settled I started the session by welcoming them and thanking them for giving the team an opportunity to teach the students about Computer Science then the general introduction of Mozilla and Code.org and the team who were volunteering for the session to make students learn and know about Computer Science and technology.
1. Aditya Shah
1. Vidit Sharma
2. Satyadeep Bharadwaj
3. Raj Nilayam
4. Mukesh Pathak
5. Mayank Singh
Then after the introduction the session was started by Vidit Sharma and followed by others we taught about HTML,CSS,Java Script. It was an interactive session where students were keenly interested to learn about computer science and technology.
Unfortunately at the last moment there was an electric cut so we need to change our plan we had got 3 different classes with the students and green board so we (Aditya shah, Vidit Sharma, Raj Nilayam) devided. As we could not take the students to the labs and let them know about minecraft hour of code () but we were on a mission to give them computer science education so we delivered the best possible knowledge about computer science and technology also i made them aware about the need of coding and made some basic programs of c++ and java. The session got interactive with the doubts of the students over there.
At last i declared the time as a doubt session where they asked me about websites like how to develop and host websites, about cyber security (W told them about how they can make their online identity more secure). We gave them swags from Mozilla who were interactive and answered our questions.
Finally i would like to say it was great to be there with the school kids. I felt so awesome that we could give an amount of my knowledge to the future of India. Also I would like to thank my friend Aditya Shah who managed to organize the Hour of code 2015. Also I would like to thank my entire team for supporting me to make the event a success.