Hour of Code – Orange County High School

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Ms. Kim Lyttle’s class at the high school works on various activities for Hour of Code.  Her students have been putting in long hours during class time devoted to learning the process of coding and logical thinking.  They are working on projects from hand coding websites in HTML, to creating their own games or to even add more complexity, dissecting other created games to add their own enhancements and hacks.  They have been using a variety of platforms and devices in which to code on.

Jason Ashley conducts a session of programming and coding for Orange COunty students in his whirlwind tour of the libraries of Orange county.  In this stop and the main branch of the library, Jason walks students from the high school and from Prospect heights in the beginning stages of his programming venture.

Cyberpatriot Project at Hornet Technologies

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program. There are three main programs within CyberPatriot: the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, AFA CyberCamps and the Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative. CyberPatriot was conceived by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future.

At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services. Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Baltimore, MD for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.