Seattle CoderDojo is a free STEM skills meetup for kids, powered by volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Parents must remain on premises. Free underground garage parking is available nearby.
PLEASE BRING A LAPTOP IF YOU CAN. ONE TICKET PER CHILD PLEASE.
WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK?
Ages below (except for professional certification) are recommendations and not strictly enforced.
Code.Org Room (All Ages):
Introduce your child to concepts of Computer Science with a fun “Hour of Code” tutorial, or begin a journey on Code.org’s interactive Computer Science curriculum for different grade levels.
Scratch Room (2nd Grade & Up):
Scratch is a programming tool for kids, created by MIT. It lets kids create programs by fitting together blocks on screen. This is a consistently popular room.
Hacker Room (4th Grade & Up):
What do you want to learn? Kids can bring their own projects to work on and get help with, or they can take advantage of our learning paths which combine free online tutorials and project ideas to help them achieve mastery of various tech skills and programming languages.
Android Apps with MIT App Inventor (Week 4/5 – 5th Grade & up)
From the people who invented Scratch comes a development platform focused on helping tweens & teens learn to build mobile apps that run on Android phones and tablets.
Pre-requisites: Requires a Google/Gmail account to login and create projects. Please do the recommended setup (http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/ai2/setup.html) before coming to dojo. We will have a limited number of loaner Android tablets available for those who do not have an Android device and cannot install the MIT Android Emulator on their Mac, Linux, or Windows laptop.
Professional Developer Certification (8th grade & up):
Get your child started on an independent-study professional certification program with FreeCodeCamp.com. Supported by donors and volunteers, Free Code Camp certifications have helped over 10,000 people get their first tech job or level up in their tech career. Our mentors will help your child get started and then provide tutoring and guidance at our meetups. Each certification requires approximately 300 hours of online lessons and project work, so plan for your child to do the majority of their work on this at home.
ALL KIDS MUST HAVE AN ADULT ATTEND ALONG WITH THEM. NO DROP-OFFS. ONE ADULT CAN BE THE GUARDIAN FOR MULTIPLE KIDS. WE HAVE COFFEE.
FOR THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF ALL OUR GUESTS AND TO COMPLY WITH AMAZON’S BUILDING ACCESS RULES, ALL ADULTS 18 AND OVER WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW PHOTO ID AT CHECK-IN.
PARKING IS FREE AT THE GARAGE ACROSS THE STREET. ENTER ON REPUBLICAN ST, BETWEEN TERRY AVE N AND BOREN AVE N. THE ENTRANCE IS INSIDE THE ALLEY BETWEEN THE TWO BUILDINGS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE STREET.
* PLEASE BRING A LAPTOP IF YOU CAN. WE HAVE SOME ON-SITE LOANERS, BUT WE DO NOT GUARANTEE WE WILL HAVE ENOUGH TO MEET DEMAND.
SEE WWW.SEATTLECODERDOJO.COM FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT OUR VOLUNTEER GROUP.