Music, computer science and code: Saskatoon students get hands-on, music-making experience

Saskatoon students learned how to combine computer science and coding with music as part of a live Hackathon event held at the Holiday Inn Express.

Dakota Bear, an indigenous hip-hop artist from Saskatoon, performed for the students and helped remix the music while talking about her First Nations, Inuit and Métis experiences in Canada.

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According to Jason Sand, multimedia and robotics teacher at St. Joseph’s High School. school.

Sando said it was a good experience to see these kinds of skills outside the classroom, and without programs like these these kids wouldn’t have been exposed to this kind of professional media at school. added.

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All the kids Global News spoke to had a passion for music, and it was amazing to see how computer science fit into that passion.

Saskatoon kids used editing software to remix Dakota Bear’s music.

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Jace Baer, ​​an 11th grader at Bethlehem Catholic High School, says he learned a lot.

“I learned how to code.

Erica Lazaro, an 11th grade student at the same school, said the use of computer coding and music was an unexpected combination of different subjects.

“I was really impressed and moved by both the speakers and guests today.”

Another student at the same school, Alex Truong, said it was nice to hear Dakota Bear’s story.

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“He spoke to me about topics that resonated with me.”

Mr. Truong said he appreciates indigenous cultures and that we are all the same and need to support each other.

He added that he never thought he could mix two things like coding and music.

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