Ticket form at end of page. Please read this week’s description.
NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. LAPTOPS AVAILABLE FOR FAMILIES WHO CANNOT AFFORD TO BRING ONE.
Seattle CoderDojo is a free meetup for kids, powered by volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Our focus is to instill a love for problem-solving and a confidence with tech that will make it possible for your child to learn whatever tech skills they’ll need to through their life and career, whether they become a software developer, cardiac surgeon, or artisan baker.
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):
A free-form hacking space for older kids and teens. Learn Python, Web Design, Node.js, or a variety of other technologies. Tell us what you’re working on or want to learn and we’ll help you along.
SPECIAL THIS WEEK: Hardware Room (3rd Grade & Up):
Get started with hardware hacking. Mentor Nick Peters has created 5 lessons that parents and kids can work on together. Start with a basic introduction to electronics and then move into hacking the Arduino. Sign up for all 5 weeks and do all 5 lessons, or come when you can and start with Lesson 1 any week. We’ll have kits available to borrow, but if you want to keep going at home, buy the kit at Amazon.
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. 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.