The Computer Science club is an institution new to this year created by Joshua Kravitz. Every thursday at lunch in room I-5, anywhere from 10-23 members will show up on any given day to learn the basics and in- tricacies of the delicate flower that is computer science.
Kravitz described computer sci- ence as a form of art that portrays functionality, technology, and evo- lution instead of beauty.
The main component in the sci- ence of computers is problem solv- ing. According to Kravitz, if one can make the most of his problem solv-
ing and critical thinking skills, they can learn and advance in the field of computer science fairly easily, albeit with extreme hard work and dedica- tion.
Kravitz’s long term goal is to eventually have his members who have finished the online Code HS programs design and create their own website. Code HS is an online service that you can sign up for that provides exercises, utilities, and vid- eos.
Joshua Kravitz first got involved in Code HS when he was employed working for them. Because he has that job experience, he has many more venues for learning and expe- rience gaining. “Code.org is doing
a CS education week,” Kravitz said. “They are trying to get ten million people to take their basic class on computer science, in hopes that the populace will start to understand the machines that rule their society. Computers are everywhere.”
Kravitz appreciates his friends and club members, because they are why he can follow his thirst for knowledge as much as possible while gaining experience in both teaching and computer science. If every average john or jane doe took an intro class to computer sci- ence and then perused or pursued knowledge pertaining to it, the in- dustry would expand exponentially and breakthroughs would be made
on the daily. Along with new im- provements and evolutions, there would be a better understanding of the technology that the entire world uses to power itself.
When asked why member Chris- tian Noack enjoys the club, he said “I continue to show up to meetings only because it’s actually fun!” No- ack loves being a person who can create other things. The animated dog in the program that they use to teach, Karel, has become a friend and symbol of knowledge for him. “My favorite part was when I made the dog turn left,” said Noack. “But I’m even more excited to be making games in the future!”
Even though he is experiencing a
period of success and growth, Krav- itz yearns for more. “We want, nay, we NEED a computer science course here,” said Kravitz. “The deadline for next year’s classes is January 7th, so if you’re interested talk to me, or your counselor.” This shameless self plug shows his enthusiasm and de- termination.
Any student that wants to learn a new and extremely helpful skill should look into this club. Since the best environment for a budding mind is to be around other knowl- edge seekers, this club is a setting that would make one’s growth excel exponentially.