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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

High school coders collaborate on the novice problem set during HPCs Harker Programming Invitation in Nichols Atrium on Mar. 9. Groups of up to three students worked together to solve ten questions in two hours in the novice division.

Coders compete in Programming Club’s annual Harker Programming Invitational

by Tiffany Zhu and Emma Gao March 15, 2024

Around 150 middle and high school students from the Bay Area participated in the annual Harker Programming Invitational (HPI), a team-based competition organized by Harker Programming Club (HPC) and held...

Women in STEM (WiSTEM) kick off their Techgirlz programming workshop by asking participants what coding is in their words. After, club members led the attendees in a series of coding exercises on the website Blockly.

WiSTEM hosts Techgirlz coding workshop to inspire youth about computer science

by Kinnera Mulam, Co-STEM Editor December 4, 2022

Women in STEM (WiSTEM) organized an event for 12 club members to host their virtual Techgirlz programming workshop for girls of ages 11 to 14 on Nov. 21. CompTIA, the organization that WiSTEM partnered...

Eighth-grader Tiffany Zhu listens to the panel event during the Harker Programming Invitational (HPI) on Mar. 13. Middle and high school students participated in HPI virtually.

Programming Club hosts annual Harker Programming Invitational with ‘Space & CS’ theme

by Sabrina Zhu, STEM Editor March 25, 2022

The Harker Programming Club hosted the annual Harker Programming Invitational (HPI) on March 13. The event consisted of a two-hour-long algorithmic coding contest followed by a presentation by Dr....

A large portion of modern technology relies on open-source packages, or software and applications that are available to the public.

Unsung heroes fuel the software industry

by Arjun Barrett, Asst. STEM Editor December 2, 2021

Harker Aquila · Aquila Audible of "Unsung heroes fuel the software industry"   Building a custom app or website involves writing, testing and maintaining thousands of lines of code....

Panelists Dr. Pei Cao, Jenny Lin, Lynn Root and Pavitra Rengarajan (’12) speak at the Girls Programming League Challenge on Saturday. The event invited female and nonbinary identifying students to participate and followed a theme of computer science and entertainment.

Girls Programming League inspires female students to compete in annual programming competition

by Ella Yee and Catherine Wong September 23, 2021

Garnering 76 teams across 45 schools and a total of 120 participants, the Girls Programming League (GPL) and the Harker Programming Club (HPC) co-hosted the fourth annual GPL challenge through Zoom on...

The four Harker Dev admins, Gloria Zhu (10), Chirag Kaushik (10), Ben-
nett Liu (12) and John Lynch (11), give an announcement at school meeting. They

presented their new developments, including a platform to streamline announcements.

HarkerDev heads towards future

by Emily Tan, Assistant Features Editor December 7, 2019

Standing behind the microphone in front of the student body and faculty, Bennett Liu (12), John Lynch (11), Gloria Zhu (10) and Chirag Kaushik (10), the four admins of the upper school’s software development...

Nakul Bajaj (11) speaks during HarkerHacks with fellow officers Rohan Sonecha (11), Arnav Joshi (11), Arjun Akkiraju (11), and Arun Sundaresan (11). HarkerHacks 2018 took place from June 9 - 10 at 42 Silicon Valley.

Upcoming Bay Area hackathon organized by veteran Harker coder

by Anika Rajamani, Reporter October 18, 2018

For the past three years, the renowned HSHacks hackathon has invited coding neophytes and wizards alike from the Bay Area and beyond for a chance to test their skills through a day and a half of coding....

A team of students discusses one of the algorithmic programs from the contest. The Girls Programming League Challenge was hosted by the eponymous organization on Sept. 8.

Girls Programming League teams with Harker Programming Club to host inaugural Challenge

by Nerine Uyanik, Reporter September 19, 2018

Ukiah High School senior Miranda Ung woke up at five in the morning on Sept. 8, joining five of her schoolmates and their chaperones on a two-and-a-half hour bus ride to the Harker School. With few opportunities...

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