Hour of Code - ACM Bengaluru Chapter - Amrita University
ACM Bengaluru Chapter - Amrita University organized Hour of Code event on September 9, 2015. The event was aimed at teaching HTML to amateurs from the scratch within a time of one and a half hours. In the end, there was a contest for all of them to create a web page where amazing new ideas and unique thinking by the participants were witnessed.
In every student’s life, engineering is that phase where one wishes to know the technicalities behind every possible day to day stuff he/she comes across. Students, irrespective of their choice of branch, get fascinated about the internet, blogging and web designing and other related things. To quench their curiosity, the Forum for Aspiring Computer Engineers (FACE) conducted an event for amateurs to teach them the basics of HTML, called the Hour of Code. The event began at 2 PM in the Computer Science lab which witnessed an audience of around eighty odd students who participated individually or in groups of two.
The session was inaugurated by Mr. Narayan, the Ex-chairman of ACM, who gave a brief introduction about ACM. He threw light over its activities, advantages of being a part of the chapter and also about the events organised last year. The event was further carried forward by Pranav, the current Chairman of ACM. The main focus was to teach the participants in a very easy and understandable way as to how they can create their own web page. They were given access to online study materials which was very helpful for the students to get a hang of HTML. The best part of this event was the target of one and a half hours for every individual to get command over a web page creation.
A great deal of enthusiasm was seen among all the participants who gained a lot of knowledge. There was a competition at the end of the session in which each team presented their created web page. Each web page was amazing and innovative. Prizes were also given to the students for their brilliant job. The event was a great success as it provided a great platform for learning something new in a very interactive way.