By Alexander Hall
Computer science is a new class taught by Mr. Neil this year at NCHS. The computer science class counts as a math credit, and it is only offered fifth period. In this class, students work with coding programs such as Python and Elixir.
Mr. Neil had the following to say in a recent interview with The Grizzly Gazette:
The Grizzly Gazette: so how long have your tried to create a computer science class?
Mr. Neil: I’ve tried several years to try to have a computer science class.
The Grizzly Gazette: What grades are allowed to join?
Mr. Neil: I guess any grade can, but the math is more advanced than a regular math class.
The Grizzly Gazette: What’s your background in computer science?
Mr. Neil: Since the time I was 8 years old, I’ve worked in coding, trying out different programs since then until now.
The Grizzly Gazette: What are you going to do in computer science next year?
Mr. Neil: Working on the same program first semester and maybe trying something new with second semester.
The Grizzly Gazette: Why did you want to create a computer science class?
Mr. Neil: I do computer coding for a hobby and wanted to make a class to teach others about coding.
The Grizzly Gazette would like to thank Mr. Neil for taking time out of his busy schedule to answer our questions!