The coding club runs as a professional learning tool where innovations
in the technological world are shared with peers. Club members will
acquire new experiences thereby increasing their internship
opportunities and more.
From the very beginning the club has focused mostly on three things:
Awareness, opportunities, and discovery.
Awareness comes down to understanding the technological diversity in the field of computer science and being able to see the big picture.As job demands increase computer scientists need to pursue different skills and are expected to know more everyday; from fixing computer hardware/software issues to creating a website, or developing an application.
As a club, opportunities that connect current students with our alumni
create a constant flow of communication to establish job opportunities
and mentoring. As part of this initiative we have developed a Facebook
group called “AU Coding Club” as a means to relate to as many
Adventist computer scientists and engineers as possible. This gives
students more information about the different technologies in the
field of computer science so they are more informed in choosing their
area of specialty.
Computing majors may discover an area that interests them the most in
the field; for example, some may enjoy: web development, penetration
testing, applications development, embedded programing, game
development, system admin, design development, etc. The faster
students venture into the field of their liking the easier their
career will grow.
As Steve Jobs said "I’m convinced that about half of what separates
the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance". So there is no doubt students will find some or all concepts hard in the beginning, but for that purpose the coding club was founded. Even the smallest coding session may change students computing interest as, "Things don’t have to change the world to be important" said Steve Jobs. With discipline and energy anyone can go to the top. "Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it's true." Bill Gates