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Sydney: Kids Learning Code Gamemaking & Circuitry with Scratch & Makey Makey (Parent/Child) for kids ages 8-13 on November 18th

Ladies Learning Code

Saturday, 18 November 2017 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (AST)

Sydney: Kids Learning Code Gamemaking & Circuitry with...

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This is a pay-what-you-can ticket for a girl or boy ages 8-13 and their parent/guardian thanks to the generous support of Microsoft. Suggested donation of $30. Only one ticket required per pair. Participants must bring their own laptop and nut-free snacks. Thanks for supporting our programs!
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Do you know HTML & CSS and want to help girls learn? This ticket is for you!
18 Nov 2017 Free  
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Help support Ladies Learning Code! Your donation will help support our programs and initiatives. Please note that a donation does not replace a workshop ticket and if you'd like to learn or mentor please sign up accordingly above. Thank you!
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This is a beginner level workshop for kids 8-13 years old and their parent/guardian/aunt/older sibling.   

Bring a special kid in your life to this workshop and learn to create a website together from scratch! Note: this workshop is BYOL so each parent or guardian/youth pair is required to bring one laptop on the day of the workshop as well as their own snack. 

Ever wonder what it would be like to high five someone to play Flappy Bird? Or press bananas to play Pacman

At this workshop, the sky’s the limit! This experience allows learners to discuss their favourite games and explore what it would be like to build an off-keyboard controller to play them.

Together, we’ll learn all about basic circuitry through the use of a MaKey MaKey, an invention kit that allows anyone to build physical circuits through a micro controller, a set of alligator clips, and anything that is conductive. We’ll connect things like aluminum foil, Play-Doh, and fruit to our computers and test out how these objects can act as an extension of our keyboard.

Learners will then pair up and use Scratch, a beginner-friendly programming environment, to build their very own game. Then, they’ll explore how they can take their game off the keyboard and create game controllers that players can use for a more interactive and challenging experience!

Each Gamemaking with Scratch & MaKey MaKey workshop has the same flow, but different activities. Come and create a new game every time!

Is this workshop right for you?
This is a beginner workshop for kids ages 8-13 who are new to Scratch

What will I have learned by the end of this workshop?

  • Create algorithms in Scratch
  • Design sprites in Scratch
  • Use events to control when things happen in my project
  • Use conditionals to control what happens in my project
  • Use loops to make things happen more than once
  • Use the Scratch account I made to KEEP CODING!


What is Kids Learning Code? 
Founded by the same women who introduced Ladies Learning Code and Girls Learning Code in 2012, Kids Learning Code is less about “code” and more about changing the world – through teamwork, creativity, and, of course, technology, while leveraging team diversity. 

What Makes Kids Learning Code Different? 
Kids Learning Code has been designed specifically with gender diversity in mind. Like Girls Learning Code, these workshops are beginner-friendly, hands-on and fun. Our 3:1 ratio of kids to mentors will be maintained with balanced numbers of male and female mentors. We believe that if we want to encourage more girls to enter the field of technology, we need to help boys and girls learn to work in technical environments together effectively. 

When developing plans and curriculum for our workshops, we keep in mind a recurrent theme in research on gender and technology: girls approach the computer as a “tool” useful primarily for what it can do; boys more often view the computer as a “toy” or an extension of the self. Thus, technology is used as the means, not the end. same opportunity as her sister.”

“This was a great iniative that is needed to encourage females to become leaders in computer technology field. It was inspiring for my daughter to visit Google, to see a modern office space, to see a bilingual women in a leading position at Google. This camp provided a perspective to girls that they not only can play and use technology, they can design, create and become leaders in technology.”

“My daughter had a blast, the other campers were a great bunch of girls, they learned, grew and had fun. The venue was well chosen, the balance of activities was good. The extra little touches of caring were noticable and appreciated. The camp was down to earth and unpretentious but the counsellors took their jobs seriously. A+. I will recommend to other parents.”

Have questions about Sydney: Kids Learning Code Gamemaking & Circuitry with Scratch & Makey Makey (Parent/Child) for kids ages 8-13 on November 18th? Contact Ladies Learning Code

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Sydney, Nova Scotia
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Saturday, 18 November 2017 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (AST)


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We're a Canada-wide community driven not-for-profit working to empower women and youth to feel comfortable learning beginner-friendly technical skills in a social and collaborative way.

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