Hardin County students are bringing their knowledge of coding to their community with a week of activities. This is the third year the school district has participated in the “hour of code” program.
The program is open to students in elementary through high school. This is also the first year Hardin County is partnering with D-X-C Technology for the week of activities. D-X-C is an Information Technology company with a regional office in Fort Knox. Hardin County spokesperson John Wright said a group of 14 girls who have been participating in the “Girls Who Code” program are taking their skills outside of the classroom and into the community.
For example, he said, they will be doing an hour of code with residents in an assisted living center. Wright said the goal of the program is to show that anybody can learn the basics of coding.
"It’s not hard and it’s really a language all of its own that leads to many career opportunities," he said.