CALUMET - To some degree, the life of almost everyone on earth is affected in some way by computers, but according to one organization, there will very soon be a serious shortage of people to create computer programs.
Darryl Pierce, superintendent of the Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium & Keweenaw, said students from third to 12th grade participated last week in a computer-code writing effort called Hour of Code.
"Every student is doing an hour of code," he said. "It's a national incentive to increase the awareness of computer science."
All computer software requires writing lines of code, which become either text or graphics on websites or individual computer programs.
The originator of the Hour of Code is an organization called code.org, and according to their website:
"Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science education by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women.