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  • Nitin Fernandes

Get to know the Coders Society

Updated: Apr 2, 2022

In today’s world, we use computers for nearly everything – be it shopping, work meetings, classes etc. All this is possible only thanks to coding, which is how computer applications are programmed.

Did you know that there is an active Coders Society at Cape Breton University (CBU)? If you are interested in computer programming, this is the perfect society for you to meet and interact with like-minded students.

Caper Times recently caught up with Lefin Paruvaparampil Chacko, who is the President of the Coders Society at CBU, to know more about the society. Here are the excerpts from the interview:

Can you give us a brief introduction to the Coders Society?

“CBU Coders Society ideally deals with students and clients who like to work with a programming language. Languages are spoken everywhere, but when we interact with machines, we need a proper language to command an activity or understand its purpose.

“When it comes to interaction, we are bringing up real-life applications and inviting clients who have worked in the field to advise students at CBU who have an interest in programming. We feel we need more such programmers on Cape Breton Island. Our community is the only society which has ever been created for coding in Cape Breton.

“You don’t require a specific place to code, it’s an interest and the learnings inspire you to innovate with anything.”

How has student participation been thus far?

“We are getting a lot of interest from students who are keen on coding.”

Are there any activities planned in the near future?

“We had a virtual winter event on 24 February 2022, where we gave away a few software subscriptions for free, so that people can use it and study. Also, we plan to have many more events in the future.”

You can follow the Coders Society on Instagram at @cbu_coders_society.

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