West Virginia Coding Club is celebrating one of its participants, who recently became the youngest to achieve a unique milestone in West Virginia and 2nd in the World! Look for an announcement after the WVCC meeting on August 17!
All WVCC students, please note our May calendar date. We had to make a change due to U.C. graduation date falling on a club day.
Trey and William, two of WVCC’s most productive students, have been selected by their school, Ripley Middle School, to be captains of the school’s newly formed robotics class. With their two year background in programming, their selection is no surprise to WVCC.
Way to go guys! So proud of you!!
2019 WVCC Staff Photo
Front Row (L-R):
Dan McElroy, President
Li Chun Tincher, Boone County Program Representative
Back Row (L-R):
Moses Scarberry, Technologist
John Brown, Program Coordinator
John Giroir, Director, Social Media
WVCC is thrilled to announce the addition of Patrick McKowen to our growing staff. Patrick has an impressive array of technology experience and skills.
He is currently Vice President of Create, WV and has a particular love for data science and robotics. His enthusiasm to help the youth of our State develop their technological skills meshes perfectly with the mission of WVCC.
Welcome aboard, Patrick!
9th grader Zack Mowrer has become our first student to qualify for the advanced Treehouse Tech-degree program. Zack has chosen the Full Stack Java Script program to work on. Upon completion, in 12 months or less, he will become a certified programmer! Awesome, Zack, we are so proud of you!!
Guest speaker, Patrick McKowan from Create WV spoke to our students about his love of technology and how he became involved in this field and how he wished that he had had the opportunity at such an early age that our students have to learn programming!
Patrick is optimistic about the technology future for our State and has pledged his on-going assistance to help our students progress in this field.
Patrick, we accept your kind offer!!
In related matters, Zack and Jackson demonstrated how they solved the previous months coding challenge. Both were commended for not only solving the challenge but also for the quality of their presentations! Thanks guys!
Great meeting today!
Guess speaker Jeff Vandall, Sales Director for the WV Development, office gave our students an overview of the technology needs facing our State and strongly encouraged their continuing efforts toward achieving their goals in this field.
Jeff's impressive background and expertise in this area was challenging, thoughtful and inspiring. Thank you Jeff for taking the time and interest in WVCC's students as they continue to acquire skills in this vital area!
Also present at our meeting was John Giroir, Director, National Youth Science Camp and a member of WVCC's Advisory Committee.
Over the past several weeks, John has volunteered his time and expertise with helping WVCC staff enhance our club's Social Media skills and presence in the technology marketplace. His personal attributes of graciousness and selflessness in his desire to help has been everything you would hope for and more in a mentor. Thank you, John!