On December 7th, the beginning of the national Computer Science Education Week, OC Coder hosted its second annual Hour of Code. Classrooms were decorated with motivational quotes from President Barack Obama and many influential tech CEOs. There were two sessions this year, with the first session teaching languages including Scratch, Python, Java, Blockly, and Lightbot. The second session helped with AP Computer Science, and also taught Scratch, JavaScript, Python, and Swift.

Ardent Student Anna Lou, junior at Oxford Academy, was selected by Project Tomorrow as the winner of the Emerging Student Innovator of the Year award.

Project Tomorrow is a national education nonprofit group that promotes innovative thinking in scientific subjects amongst K-12 schools. It hosts the annual Innovation in Education Awards, a program that honors leaders in education and students for significant contributions through the use of science, math, and technology.