Milpitas High School’s student-run club, MHSCode4Good, continues to expose our Milpitas Unified School District learners to coding, website development, data science, artificial intelligence and more through a series of virtual and in-person workshops.
“Our efforts have resulted in opportunities for a fifth-grader to delve into the world of coding and website development, as well as the ability to provide tutoring services to 12th-graders, which resulted in better grades in AP Computer Science,” said Vidhi Patra, a senior at MHS and president of MHSCode4Good.
In June 2023, the student-run club hosted Milpitas’ inaugural hybrid hackathon, which took place both in-person at the Alum Rock Library and online through Devpost. The club officers organized technical workshops in addition to mentorship for participants. Students from Rancho Milpitas and Thomas Russell middle schools, as well as Milpitas High School, participated in the hackathon. Five winners were selected at the end and given corporate-sponsor prizes.
MHSCode4Good has organized a variety of events for MUSD students, including four HTML (coding) workshops via Zoom on the weekends in March 2023; 11 Python coding workshops via Zoom in July 2023; and a Tech Gallery Exhibit at Milpitas HS aimed to inspire new coders and showcase coding projects in September 2023.
The club members offer weekly coding workshops during lunch, supporting MHS students with HTML, Python, data science and Artificial Intelligence as well as assisting with coding projects. In addition, they have worked with other MHS clubs to help create customized websites for them to showcase their activities and raise awareness.
“Our club offers AP Computer Science test prep during lunchtime on the day before the AP Computer Science unit tests,” shared Patra, whose club officers have worked with more than 1,200 students overall through the multitude of these programs.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING:
The governing board of Milpitas Unified School District will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.