The second workshop on April 2nd was an open coding session for students from Punahou High School. The Punahou students had been developing projects in Java for several weeks and this was a chance for them to hack away, ask questions, and receive mentorship. ACManoa strives to provide opportunities and environments that encourage people to be creative and bold.
By the end of both days, high school students interested in computer science and in computer programming got to know students from the UH ICS program. It was a mutually benefiting experience that ACManoa hopes to reproduce in future outreach events with the community.
Thank you for a truly exciting and educational evening in ICSpace. We really appreciate all of the work that went into creating the event for us -Deborah Kula, Sacred Hearts Academy
Thank you so much for hosting the Hackathon this past weekend. The students who attended really got a lot out of it and it was inspiring for them to see the members of your group at work on their own projects. -Douglas Kiang, Punahou School
These are the UH students who volunteered for the opportunity to teach and mentor!
Jonathan Moroney – Graduate from the ICS program
Evelyn Pirnia – Undergraduate from the ICS program
Tor Nielsen – Undergraduate from the ICS program
Clay Nakamura – Undergraduate from the ICS program
Austin Tosato – Undergraduate from Engineering program
Mark Arakaki – Undergraduate from the ICS program
Alex Watanabe – Undergraduate from the ICS program
Kalani Sanidad – Undergraduate from the ICS program
Joseph Li – Undergraduate from the ICS program
And a big thank you goes out to the people who helped make these workshops possible!
Douglas Kiang – Douglas teaches AP Computer Science at Punahou high school
Deborah Kula – Deborah is the advisor for the Computer Science Club at the Sacred Hearts Academy
Bryan Silver – Bryan teaches engineering and science at Kalani High School, and is the advisor for their Robotic’s team.
Gerald Lau – Gerald is the undergraduate advisor for Information and Computer Science at UH Manoa