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 nut-free snacks.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to control your computer to do things for you? Does getting creative with code sound like fun? If so, then this is the workshop for you!
Meet Ruby Robot! You'll teach her how to add and subtract, make a peanut butter sandwich and play Mad Libs with you all using code, in this hands-on, workshop!
Join Kids Learning Code as we learn to program using the open-source coding language, Ruby! This workshop is designed to introduce beginners to coding in a fun, interactive way. We'll play code based games, solves puzzles and complete online activities to help us learn all about the language.
Together, we'll make our computers follow our instructions. We'll make them do some math, play games, and even speak!
Thanks to Telus Garden for making this event possible!
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.”
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