More than 30 third through eighth graders participated in LT Code Jam 2017, an event intended to spark interest and inspire students to pursue a career in computer science and programming.
The activities ranged from block-based coding used to create games and stories, HTML to create a website, text-based languages Python and Java, and a robotics demonstration with a stairbot.
High school computer science students assisted attendees with their activities. Funds raised from the event will be used for activities to encourage young women to study computer science and engineering.
The Lake Travis Code Jam 2017 was hosted by the LTHS Women in Computer Science and Engineering Club. LTHS AP Computer Science Teacher Lori Wristers sponsors the Women in Computer Science and Engineering Club.