A FREE CLUB WHERE CHILDREN LEARN COMPUTING SKILLS
Seattle CoderDojo is a free club for kids, powered by volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We help kids learn computer programming by building projects and working through tutorials with periodic specialty workshops.
WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK?
Ages below (except for FreeCodeCamp.com) are recommendations and not strictly enforced. Remember that whatever room you sign your child up for, you can always move to another at any time so long as there’s somewhere for them to sit.
Beginners & Hackers (All Ages):
Whether your child is a brand new coder or they’re one of our old hands and working on an independent project (or looking to start a new one), this will be the room for you.
Scratch (2nd Grade & Up):
Scratch is a programming tool that lets kids create programs by combining different pieces that do things. No typing is required, no special software is needed, and after they’ve done a couple of Beginner tutorials, they’ll be able to jump into this pretty easily. It does require Flash so iPads and Android tablets won’t work.
Programmer Bedtime Stories (Ages 8 and up):
Join us for a live reading of 4 original fairy tales in which a concept from programming or computer science plays a big role. Each story is accompanied by original illustrations and three of them have a code sample illustrating the concept that can be accessed online. These were written for performance in front of professional developers, so kids with no programming experience may have trouble following the code samples, but they’ll still be able to enjoy the stories.
This program will run approximately 1 hour.
Intro to Linux (4th Grade & up):
WEEK 3 OF 4 (Jan 14 – Feb 11)
Sign-ups for this were closed with the first week as it is a progressive workshop (i.e., you can’t jump in mid-way). If you signed your child up for this, your entire ticket order (including parents and other children) is extended for the full 5 weeks.
FreeCodeCamp.com (8th grade & up):
ALL KIDS MUST HAVE AN ADULT ATTEND ALONG WITH THEM. NO DROP-OFFS. ONE ADULT CAN BE THE GUARDIAN FOR MULTIPLE KIDS.
PARKING IS NOT FREE, BUT THE GARAGE ACROSS THE STREET IS $2.44 (INCLUDING CITY FEES AND TAXES) FOR THE *DAY*. ENTER ON REPUBLICAN ST, BETWEEN TERRY AVE N AND BOREN AVE N.
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.