Rochester programming classes bet on the future



By Elizabeth Baier, Minnesota Public Radio

“ROCHESTER, Minn. — Eyes glued to his laptop, 7-year-old Chaitanya Ghatty stands at the end of a long table, trying to coax a computer program to do what he wants. It doesn’t seem to want to listen.

“It’s supposed to be a colorful ball of cat fur, which always changes colors and bounces off walls leaving a colorful trail behind it like a spider web,” he explains to his father. Instead of bouncing off the walls, however, the fur ball floats off the screen.”

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