Hour of Code activities with USC students


Monday, 12/3 - 12/4

USC VAST’s annual Code Dojo event will bring together 30 6th grade students of Mr. Jorge Reyes of Florence Nightingale Middle School in Cypress Park plus volunteer engineers from Google and USC student volunteers. Together, they will work on Google’s CS First Hour of Code activity.

9:30 am -- Bus arrives at USC with 30 6th grade students, greeted by USC students and Dr. Mills

9:30 – 10 am -- Settle into computer lab, introductions, etc.

10 – 10:30 am -- Google engineers arrive and introduce selves and talk about their career paths

10:30 – 11:30 am -- Work on CS First Activity

11:30 – noon -- Lunch (brought by Nightingale)

12 – 12:30 pm -- Quick tour of USC Engineering & campus center by USC students

12:30 pm -- Board buses to return to Nightingale


Additionally, USC student volunteers will be reaching out to classrooms throughout the southland on Google Hangouts to encourage schools to participate in Hour of Code. USC students connect with classrooms of all grades to share their pathway to computer science and why they are so passionate about coding.

Wednesday, 12/5/18 12:45 – 3:00 pm

STEM Academy of Boyle Heights hosts a Hour of Code Hackathon.

60 students will be coding with Scratch to program an avatar dancing to will.i.am’s song, “Madagascar,” as part of Hour of Code's DANCE PARTY theme.


Published on November 28th, 2018

Last updated on April 6th, 2022