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Cracking the code: high school students create their own apps

Twenty-two students from four Victorian high schools recently attended Hack IT, a day-long workshop presented by NICTA and Digital Careers. Hosted at the University, the students had the opportunity to design their own travel tour apps for the City of Melbourne.

Professor Chris Leckie, NICTA’s deputy laboratory director, says one of the intended outcomes of  the workshop was to alert students to the role of IT skills in their future career opportunities.

“They might decide they want to do biology or chemistry, but if you really want to make a difference in those fields these days, you have to have IT skills,” says Professor Leckie.

Read the full article, students crack the code needed to create their own apps from The Age.

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