• Malvern Madondo

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Malvern's Bio:
    I have heard that the average human being uses 10% of their brain's potential. Whether that's true or not, this blog is a mirror of at least part of my brain's functionality and activity. It is an outlet through which I share my experiences and escapades here at CSS. I hope that in between the mixed metaphors and rambling in my posts, you find something valuable. I have an overwhelming interest learning new things and expanding my horizons (which is why I am here). Wait, I just lost my train of thought... Welcome to my 'Pensieve' ~ thinking out loud..

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Volunteering at Lincoln Park

Yesterday, two other students and I volunteered at Lincoln Park Middle School where we led two sessions with a mix of 8th grade students. The first session was a Q&A and the students asked questions about computer science, college, and careers. Some of the questions asked were:

“What/who got you interested in studying computer science?”

“What kind of things, besides coding and making video games, can you do with computer science?”

“What do you hope to do after graduation or with your CS education?”

“Is applying to college very competitive? How was the application process like for you?”

“If you could study any other subject besides computer science, what would it be?”

“Have you made any video games or websites?”

“How do you make software to make programs and video games? What software can you use to make such programs?” (The kid who asked this had worked in Unity to make video games!”

And when I mentioned I interned at Facebook last summer, the questions turned to:

“Is Mark Zuckerberg a normal person or he is kinda a cray-cray guy?”

“Did you actually meet him in person or see him in real life?”

And their teacher and a guest asked us:

“What kind of projects are you working on or have you worked on?”

“How are degrees from a college like CSS different from an education at a bootcamp?”

And many other questions I cannot think of now! It was a very fun session and the questions came nonstop! I wish the 3 girls present had asked questions as most of the boys were doing most of the asking. I went over to ask them if they had any questions, but they had none. Might need to think of ways to encourage them and future participants to be active!

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