Coding for Kids Workshop Day
CascadiaJS and Microsoft are co-hosting a Coding for Kids workshop at the Microsoft Reactor in South Lake Union. This event is inspired by a cool experience that a local 2nd grader had learning to code and collecting dev stickers this past summer. The goal of this event is to introduce area kids to coding in a welcoming and fun environment. We will have a bunch of different workshops targeted at different age groups, so there should be something for everybody. Here are some important details:
|Date||Saturday, Nov 17|
|Ages||K - 12|
|Cost||FREE, with a suggested donation of $5 going to the Tech Access Foundation.|
|Location||Microsoft Reactor Seattle, 320 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109|
|Food & Drinks||Coffee and Lunch will be provided, courtesy of Microsoft Reactor.|
|What to Bring||PLEASE bring a laptop for each child. We will have some on-site loaners, but they will be in limited supply.|
|9:00am||Doors Open & Coffee|
|10:00am||Tessel Photo-Tweeter||Making Art in the Browser|
|1:30pm||Tessel Photo-Tweeter (cont.)||Build a Game with Roblox|
|4:00pm||Wrap-up & Raffle|
We are in the process of finalizing the list of workshops, but here are a few examples of what we're going to offer.
Description: Build a portable photo-bot that takes pictures and posts them to Twitter! Start by making your own social-media-happy robot, then build from there: Can you @-tweet to it to ask it for a photo? What if you could make it take a picture by clapping? What if it did something right before taking the picture that made the photo subjects react? What if it took a picture every 4 seconds, like a time lapse? Extra hardware/sensors will be around, and so will mentors. What will you build?
Age range: Recommended for middle school and up. No prior experience with software or hardware required. But for the pros, this workshop is designed to let you set your own challenge!
Making Art in the Browser
Age range: Recommended for middle school and up. No prior experience with software required.
Required Equipment: A laptop that can connect to Wi-Fi.
Build a Game with Roblox
Description: Roblox is ushering in the next generation of entertainment, allowing people to imagine, create, and play together in immersive, user-generated 3D worlds. Learn to create and code your own games using the free tools made available by Roblox. This is a perfect course for first time game developers.
In this session you’ll learn how to make an obby, short for obstacle course. In this game genre, players have to jump from one place to another while avoiding obstacles to get to the end of a level.
Age range: 10-12
Required Equipment: Fully charged laptop running Windows or Mac OS, Roblox Studio and a Roblox user account (all free)
More Workshops Coming Soon!
We are going to add a few more workshops for younger kids, so please stay tuned! Feel free to RSVP for a Parent Ticket and that way we can email you when there are updates. Thanks!