Welcome to St. Albans City School's Day of Code!

On Thursday, December 8th, to celebrate Computer Science Education Week, we have our fourth annual Day of Code event. Day of Code is a day-long, school-wide event to introduce our students to programming. Our goal is to show our students the endless possibilities programming provides for their futures, no matter their career choice.

We have put together digital and unplugged activities for PreK-8th grade students, including kits to sign out, interactive presentations on game design and robotics, create your own soroban and even a workshop delving into Minecraft.

14 Year Old Prodigy

Fourteen-year-old programmer and software developer Santiago Gonzalez might just be the next Steve Jobs. He already has 15 iOS apps to his name and dreams of designing for Apple. At age 12, Santiago became a full-time college student and is on track to earn his bachelor's degree in computer science and electrical engineering by age 16. By 17, when most teenagers are excited to just have their driver's license, Santiago will have his masters degree. 

A self-professed computer nerd, Santiago is fluent in a dozen different programming languages and thousands of people have downloaded his apps for the Mac, iPhone and iPad.

Learn how Santiago's parents overcame a rigid school system that left their son intellectually stifled and depressed and instead followed an unconventional pathway to nurture his incredible gifts. Santiago's story is truly inspiring and his family's experience provides a powerful model for parents of exceptionally gifted children.

Most 12-year-olds love playing videogames -- At the age of 9, Thomas Suarez began teaching himself how to create them. After developing iPhone apps like "Bustin Jeiber," a whack-a-mole game, he is now using his skills to help other kids become developers. (Filmed at TEDxManhattanBeach.)

Nobel laureate (Nobel Peace Prize winner) Malala Yousafzai challenges girls in every country to participate in the Hour of Code.

Learn about a new "superpower" that isn't being taught in 90% of US schools from many famous and successful individuals.

(Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi. Directed by Lesley Chilcott, executive producers Hadi and Ali Partovi)

15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus.

Kelvin became the youngest person in history to be invited to the "Visiting Practitioner's Program" at MIT. THNKR had exclusive access to Kelvin and his life-changing journey - experiencing the US for the first time, exploring incredible opportunities, contending with homesickness, and mapping out his future.