From Librarian to Software Developer: Hosting a Coding Class for MNPS Professional Development Day

Fri, November 03, 2017 10:44 AM | Anonymous

Exposure is a key to inspiring individuals and sparking interests in the field of technology. That's exactly what happened during the Hour of Code session that we conducted last year at Two Rivers Middle school. 

Nora Moses, the Library Media Specialist, had invited us to engage her students with a hands-on coding activity. After the session, she was so inspired that she later quit her job to pursue education in Technology. She is currently undergoing a program at Nashville Software School with aspiration to re-career in Software Development. 

Connie Sharp, the Librarian Training & Development Specialist who also attended the Hour of Code session last year, invited us to participate in October's Librarian Professional Development Day where we conducted a coding training session for the Librarians and Media Specialists at Metro Nashville Public Schools.

We're excited to share these stories of how education and outreach introduced a new group of women to tech-related skillsets and job opportunities. Find out more about WiTT’s community outreach initiatives and how you can get involved.

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