INTRODUCE A KID TO AN HOUR OF CODE
The “Hour of Code” program introduces kids to computer programming or helps them extend their beginning skillset with introductions to new programming languages or concepts.
WHAT WE’LL DO
We’ll have a few presentations from cool tech projects that have started here in the Seattle area, a prize drawing, and every kid will get to choose from a selection of 5 lessons for which we’ll have mentors available to help if they get stuck.
The lessons range from early readers with no experience to fun exercises for kids with some tech savvy to trying a new language for kids who are older and/or a bit more experienced.
It’s a lot of fun and families have a great time.
A child who wants to learn, a laptop they can use (this event is BYO), and an adult who will stay with them through the event.
WHAT ABOUT PARKING???
While parking is not provided, there are underground garages and aboveground lots in the area that offer all-day parking for between $2 and $4. Two good ones we know about: first is the 321 Terry Ave N. garage. That has its entrance in an alley you enter from Harrison between Westlake and Terry, and it’s $2.44 for the whole day. A little farther away is the 550 Terry Ave N. underground garage, also for $2.44 all day. Enter from Republican street between Terry and Boren.
DO I NEED TO BE A PROGRAMMER TO VOLUNTEER?
For an event as large as this, we’re going to need ushers and facilitators who will just help us make sure all the kids get seats and all the mentors get guided to kids who need them. So if you don’t have computer skills, but you do have some people skills and can focus when things are crazy around you… sign up for a volunteer ticket.
Also, we could use some programmers as volunteers.