Annual Hour of Code event hosts more than 800 at Innovation Campus

Eight-year-old Callan Scribner completes tasks at a virtual-reality station at the Hour of Code event Saturday, December 8 at the Innovation Campus Conference Center.

On the ground floor of the conference center at Innovation Campus, excited children sat at computers learning and practicing coding Saturday morning. On the floor above them, booths boasting virtual reality, 3D printers and remote-operated robots enthralled others.

More than 800 students and parents registered for the fifth annual Hour of Code event and the accompanying Interactive Tech Fair.

In the coding room, several parents said it was a unique opportunity for the kids to learn in exciting ways.

"The coding part of it is always fun because it seems like they always come up with new designs, new ways to do it, new ways to learn," said Rusty Dawkins of Lincoln. "The kids don't even know they're learning, so that's a highlight as a dad, and it's fun for the kids, so that's a highlight for them." Read More>>