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CS Day 2016

The Department of Computer Science organized the “Computer Science Day 2016 workshop: Develop your own game” , on Saturday November 26, 2016,.

CS Day 2016 is a one-day gathering for high school students interested in Computing. The main goal behind this day was to introduce students to the relation between the field of Computer Science and the recent technologies being used in their daily life.

A total of 66 students, from 22 high schools in North Lebanon (Koura, Zgharta, Tripoli, Akkar, Batroun, and Jbeil), attended the event, which started at 09:30 and extended into the afternoon.

Dr. Amine Bitar, Chairperson of the Computer Science Department, welcomed the attendees in Fares Auditorium and explained the goal of the day and highlighted the market needs for innovative and motivated developers. Furthermore, Dr. Bitar concentrated on people concerns and interests in developing games as well as other areas in the field of Computer Science.

Mrs. Lama Ouayjan, a Lab instructor in the Department of Computer Science, then followed by taking the visitors through a demonstration journey in developing an educational game using Kodu.

Students then visited the Department Labs for a practice session of around 3 hours, which allowed them to develop their own game applications under the help and assistance of senior students from the Department.

A survey was conducted at the end of the practice session where students showed great interest to learn and create not only game applications but also new applications in different areas of Computer Science. The majority also showed great interest in a Summer Workshop that would give them the ability and chance to work more on programming tools and gain supplementary training in developing applications.

At the end, Dr. Bitar congratulated the attendees and commended their dedication to the world on computing. He then distributed Certificates of Participation to all students.

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