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Districts offer events for sampling coding, multicultural celebration

Two events this week hosted by local school districts offer the public a chance to sample the joys of coding and cultural traditions.

On Thursday, South Kitsap School District will host a public Hour of Code from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at South Kitsap High School. Doss Bradford, the high school’s computer science instructor, will open up computer labs to let community members try their hands at the increasingly important skill of coding. The event piggybacks on the recent Hour of Code events in which South Kitsap students (along with others around the world) took part.

After the coding activity, the district will offer a free screening of CODEGIRL, a documentary, released in November, which follows female student teams in the Technovation Challenge. The Technovation Challenge aims to increase the number of female app developers by empowering girls worldwide to develop apps for an international competition.

“We hope the movie will encourage girls in our district to give coding a try, possibly entering the Technovation Challenge themselves,” said Greg Kirkpatrick, the high school’s assistant director of career and technical education.
On Friday, Bremerton School District will host its second annual multicultural night. The Kitsap Sun covered the event last year, and it was a blast with students performing traditional dances from Mexico, Guam and other countries. There are ethnic foods to sample and other interesting presentations. It’s one of the ways the high school honors its ethnically diverse student population. The event is at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Bremerton High School Commons.

There is no charge for either event.