CODE, or Coding Club, had its first meeting November 7th in room 1301. This new organization hopes to help students learn how to code as well as compete in coding competitions.
“Our goals are to help students explore computer technology and programming,” CODE President, Aneek Roy, said. “Once you know enough or if you already know enough, then you can compete in competitions.”
Members who join with no programming experience can also learn from other members or officers in the club.
“Even if you have no coding experience, our officers or members will teach you so that you’ll know how to code,” Roy said.
What does CODE offer?
The club also allows its members to obtain community service hours by teaching other students in intermediate school how to code. This way, the club makes it so that each member can contribute to the local community. And while doing so, the club also teaches other students, helping create interest in future students [wishing to attend Cain].
“Basically, me and Coach Vo are working on contacting Ulrich across the street. [We’re] trying to present opportunities for us to go there and work with the middle school kids. [This way, we can] start to get them interested in computer science and programming,” Klein Cain junior and club Vice President of Competition, Anya Robinson, said. “So [that] when they come here they’ll be ready and ahead and have an advantage.”
Everyone is welcome to join the club. The club’s first competition is Dec. 8 at Cypress Ranch High School in Cypress, Texas. Members who join will have an opportunity to attend this event and other district events. Klein Hacks is a large and local hackathon sponsored by businesses around the area such as HEB, Raising Cane’s, Campus Kids, and the Klein ISD district itself.
“If you want to join, just pay the $10 membership fee,” Roy said.