LITTLE ROCK, AR., (December 17, 2014) – ABC Financial (ABC), the leading software and payment processing provider to the health and fitness industry, participated in Hour of Code last week in Central Arkansas. ABC employees spoke to students about the availability of software careers in Central Arkansas, as well as, donated a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 4 for a grand prize drawing.
Over one hundred students at Bryant High School participated in Hour of Code; double the number of participants from last year. They practiced sequencing, looping, and branching, solving simple geometry problems in a Frozen-themed environment hosted by code.org.
“The ability to interact with students and see them get excited about learning and what the future can hold for them is beneficial to both the children and the field of technology,” stated Steve Ayers, Chief Revenue Officer at ABC Financial. “To think some of these students can be future employees of ABC is really exciting.”
“This learning opportunity would not have been a success without companies like ABC Financial,” stated Daniel Moix, Business Teacher at Bryant High School. “Thank you for sending the message to the students of Central Arkansas that Computer Science education is valuable, that there are careers waiting for them in this area, and that you support them.”
Code.org is a public 501c3 non-profit. Founded by twins Ali and Hadi Partovi, Code.org’s vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn to code. http://code.org
About ABC Financial
Launched in 1981, ABC Financial has revolutionized software and payment processing for the health and fitness industry. Headquartered in the Little Rock, Ark. area, ABC Financial serves approximately 5,200 clubs with approximately 4.5 million members throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The company’s innovative club management software, DataTrak, is the most complete web-based software in the health and fitness industry. www.abcfinancial.com