OpenLink and Hofstra Expand Technology Education Program

The OpenLink Bulletin – July 2016

On May 13, OpenLink hosted approximately 20 students from the Baldwin Middle School for a two-hour program on learning how to program in Python on a Raspberry Pi, a credit card-sized, single-board computer. The students had expressed an interest in seeing coding in action, and the event provided an excellent opportunity to see how software is developed in the business world.

During the field trip, students participated in a video conference meeting with product managers in Tulsa, toured the MIS server room and listened to presentations from members of our development team.

The event is part of a unique program supported by OpenLink that provides a grant enabling students from the Hofstra Information Technology Association (HITA) to teach pupils in local schools the basics of computer science. The program began in 2013 and has been expanded this year to include more schools in Long Island. To learn more about this program, read the press release.