FAMU DRS Coding Camp

Posted at 9:07 PM, Jul 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-25 17:23:31-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL. (WTXL) - Some Tallahassee middle school students try their hand in programming. 

An eight week pilot program at Florida A&M University Developmental Research School, in collaboration with Domi Station and Code Craft Lab made it possible. The program allows students to study the fundamentals of computer programming and coding. Students were exposed to different computer languages, cyber security, and other topics.

Organizers say, the pilot program is a big success. They're hoping to work with community centers, elementary and middle schools all around the Capital City to teach students these skills.

Megan Bonnell with FAMU DRS Coding Camp says, "Computers aren't going anywhere. I think its safe to say and I think that the skills they learned here are going to be skills that they keep applying to any classes they take in college and any careers they choose so even if they want to be an artist, architect, computer programmer, or a coder, I think that the skills that they start learning now and learning about computers are going to help them."

This is the last week for the program.