Students Learn New Programming Languages With Progate

Students Learn New Programming Languages With Progate photo

Rye Neck High School students – who are studying math and computer programming in Shelley Swick’s classes – welcomed representatives from Progate, a company that provides an online platform for coding lessons, for a special visit to their school on April 10.

During their visit, the three representatives – Chandler Azling, Nathan Knight and Sayuri Kojima – hosted coding workshops for the students by giving them access to their platform and allowing them to explore and study different computer programming languages. They also discussed the various applications of programming and how it can be used for web development, data science, digital art and more. 

“In this day and age, it’s really important for all students to have some exposure to coding, so this was a great opportunity for the students to learn from professionals in the field,” 
said Swick, who teaches Algebra 2, Introduction to Programming in Java and Advanced Placement Computer Science, a college-level course with an emphasis on the Java programming language, problem-solving and algorithm development.  

Thomas Crook, a senior who is interested in pursuing a future in computer science, said he appreciated the opportunity to teach himself a new programming language, React, and gain new app development skills through Progate’s platform. 

Swick said the coding workshops were made possible thanks to Takuno Nishimura – a member of the Rye Neck High School Class of 2015, founder and global manager of Progate – who wanted to give back to his high school.