My name is Katie Spoon and I am a sophomore studying computer science with minors in math and linguistics. I have had the opportunity to work on the Teach IT team this semester, where I’ve taught at the Lincoln Street Boys and Girls Club. The group at Lincoln Street is mostly teenagers, and teaching them has been an exciting challenge! They have learned about ciphers and encryption, survey design, editing webpages, and much more. It has been so much fun watching the kids get excited about technology. They have a ton of energy!
I also volunteer at Providence Place, where I’ve helped a woman learn how to use her computer to organize a book she’s writing about her life. I have really enjoyed helping her. She’s learned how to use Google Drive and edit photos, as well as create and organize folders and files on her computer.
I’ve loved the experience I had this semester and can’t wait to come back next semester!