Seattle CoderDojo – Kids Learn to Code for Free – January 14

Ticket form is after event description

Sunday, January 14, 2017 from 2:00 mm to 4:00 pm
Amazon Wainwright Building, 535 Terry Ave. N., Seattle

[note new day and time – sunday at 2 p.m. – same location]

ONE TICKET PER CHILD PLEASE. IF YOU ARE UNSURE, PICK *ONE* ROOM AND WE CAN ADJUST WHEN YOU ARRIVE.

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 (All Ages):

If they’ve never coded or had just a little experience a while back, get a ticket for this room. We’ll get them started on some tutorials to get them some confidence and some basic concepts. 

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.

Hacker Room (4th Grade & Up): 

We’re adding in Nick’s Crypto course and working on making this “Anything Goes” room a bit less free-form with better guidance. Come on in, chek it out, give us some feedback. 

SPECIAL FOR JAN/FEB: VIM AND THE COMMAND LINE (Week 2 of 5)

“This class will be an introduction to vim, a visual text editor best known for writing code without ever touching a mouse. We will also cover some command line tools and use of the command prompt. There might even be a bonus code lesson :)”

FreeCodeCamp.com (8th grade & up):

Free Code Camp is an online, self-paced, free educational program that starts from beginner level and helps its learners become certified full-stack JavaScript developers (“full-stack” means being able to design *all* parts of a web app on both the front and back ends of the process). Teens work at their own pace, and can get help and camaraderie at our meetups.

DETAILS

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.

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. CONSTRUCTION MAY MAKE IT HARD TO SEE THE ENTRANCE, WHICH IS JUST INSIDE THE MOUTH OF AN ALLEY BETWEEN THE CONSTRUCTION AND THE BA-BAR RESTAURANT.

* 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.