Over 1.5k students join Hour of Code in Negros Occ


The Office of the Governor and the Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center hosted the first Hour of Code Activity in Negros Occidental in collaboration with Coders Guild, Coders Tribe and the Department of Education.

More than 1500 students joined the online event today led by Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson together with BM Ryan Gamboa, Coders Tribe Founder Ms. Lanie Lumaguip and NOLITC Vocational School Administrator Dr. Ma. Cristina Orbecido.

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.

On its second day, HoC, Mr. Joey Gurango, founder of Servio Technologies, inspired the students to be excited in coding. He said that programmers are creators of the future. Everything that would happen in our world for the future is the result of the work that programmers do. He thanked Hon. Governor Eugenio Jose V. Lacson, Dr. Ma. Cristina Orbecido, Vocational School Administrator of NOLITC, and Ms. Lanie Lumaguip, founder of Coders Tribe, for giving the kids the opportunity to try their hands in the hour of code.

Dr. Orbecido formally concluded the event by expressing her gratitude to the participants, Department of Education and Coders Tribe for the successful collaboration. She was happy to announce that the Center will have a lot of projects in the pipeline. This will include Hour of code 2.0 version next year, Software Development Training Program for senior high school graduates, CSEP training Batch 3 , combining SDTP with Robotics program, and Ideation in Robotics (RIM for grade 7 and 8).