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What is the Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code is a special event to introduce kids to computing with an hour of Computer Science education. The educational materials are provided by Code.org while schools and volunteer groups around the world offer Hour of Code programs during Computer Science Education Week (December 8-14, 2014).
Is there really “no experience necessary?”
Kids should have decent reading skills, some experience playing video games and using a PC, but many of the options are specially for kids who have never done any computer programming.
How old do kids need to be?
We recommend 8 and up, but it’s not like we’re going to be carding people at the door.
What do I need to bring?
We will not have loaner equipment available for this event. You will need a WiFi equipped laptop running Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, or Chrome OS. Android and iOS tablets will run some of the options.
Should CoderDojo regulars come?
The Hour of Code has some cool tutorials for older kids introducing Ruby and Python, so if your Ninja is feeling adventurous, they’re welcome to join in.
What do I do if my kid LOVES programming after this?
Seattle CoderDojo is a volunteer organization that teaches kids to code at free Saturday morning programming clubs throughout the year. We’ll be off for Winter Break after this, but we plan to be back in January with 38 Saturday morning clubs for 2015. We’re even planning to offer our first Minecraft modding class, tentatively scheduled for February 2015.
Join our mailing list at seattlecoderdojo.com to keep informed about our upcoming events.