In this project, you learned an important computer science concept: conditionals, whichyou used to make an interactive story. Conditionals are really useful in interactivestories, and they’re used all the time in computer science. Here’s one example fromthe field of healthcare. This video shows a phone app that helps peoplein poorer countries find healthcare access. Users enter information and the app uses if/elsestatements to decide what health care services people need, and how those services can beprovided to them. If/else allows healthcare workers to respondspecifically to the needs of individuals. A healthcare app wouldn’t be useful if itrecommended the same treatment to every user. The app can also forward information alongto healthcare workers. If the worker knows that someone doesn’t have access to cleanwater, they have a better idea of what sorts of problems that person might have.
All computer programs are made with the same building blocks you’re learning in thisclub. You can help save the world with code! Be sure to thank your Gurus and hosts! Theymake this stupendous CS First experience possible. Next club, you will build a story starringyou. You will use everything you’ve learned from other days of the club to tell your ownstory. And again, until next time, go forth, and tell your story!