Department of Computer Science

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Hour of Code at Butte High School

bhs1Seniors Matt Morris and PJ Neary, along with Professor Celia Schahczenski, visited four Butte High Pre-Calculus classes during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 9 - 15) to tell them about the many job opportunities in computer science. Matt and PJ shared their internship experience with the students, mentioning that both were lucky enough to have internships all three summers while at Tech. Matt boasted that, last summer, as an intern at Microsoft he got to attend a private concert - Microsoft interns only - of Macklemore & Deadmau5. PJ countered that interning at EchoStar in Denver he got to climb Mount Elbert (14,440') and that EchoStar purchased each climber a $300 backpack to make the trip possible. Both Matt and PJ are lined up to work for these companies once they graduate in May.

Butte High students also did CodeMontana exercises, some winning prizes for completing the job with the fewest lines of code. One winner did a high-five and exclaimed "I had no idea I'd be so good at this!"

Special thanks to Butte High math teacher Julie Johns for making the arrangements and being an excellent host. Also thanks to Butte High Principal John Metz.