All young people, regardless of where they come from, should get the opportunity to learn technology! It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path. On Saturday, thanks to Georgia Tech’s College of Computing and the Higher Altitude Foundation, sixty New Look Atlanta youth got the opportunity to learn code in a very unconventional and fun way! In honor of Code.Org‘s Computer Science Week, December 8-14, which encouraged all young people to experience at least one hour of learning code, students gathered at Georgia Tech to learn coding through music and animated video.
To begin, New Look youth were split into small teams. Half of the group learned how to use code to remix their favorite Usher songs, while the other half created simple animations of themselves. Then, they came together to put the beats they produced together with the animations they created. Guest celebrity judges including DL Warfield, notable graphic designer for the stars, and former NFL player, Allen Rossum, judged the groups for three prizes including, best beat, best animation, and best of all. Congrats to the three teams who won! Check out the photo gallery from the day below and watch the video!