The Target Tech Kids team recently hosted 47 students from the Belgrade Brooten Elrosa 5th grade class at Target’s headquarters. The students have been learning block-based programming since they were in kindergarten, and recently started getting exposure to text-based programming. The teachers wanted to help the students draw connections from their experience with code to possible career paths, so their day at Target was designed with this goal in mind.
The information below was also presented at Google Cloud Next ’19. Presentation here.
How embedding as a software engineer results in learning and empathy.