Juniors Bring VR

By Adalid Vargas

Juniors Daniel Flores and Ramon Garay, the founders of Code 15, have partnered with the San Francisco non-profit MissionBit to bring Virtual Reality to Eastside.

The new Virtual Reality class started on Feb. 6 and meets after school until May 12. The class will introduce students to coding using C# and the application of the skills will vary from student to student. Eight students signed up and they are meeting twice a week.

Daniel and Ramon started the VR class in order to bring new opportunities to campus.  Daniel said he wanted to share his love of problem solving with others. Ramon said that he wanted to diminish the diversity gaps in the field of computer science, where minorities and women are underrepresented. MissionBit shares this goal as it focuses on inspiring youth of color by introducing computer science education.

VR can be used as a tool of discovery and as a tool for developing new skills in computer science and coding.

“VR isn’t just about games,” Ramon said.