We hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween. If you want to reinforce STEM skills, pull up an online map of the area you’ll be trick-or-treating in and work with your kids to plan a route that passes the most houses with the least walking.
November 5th Tickets Available
Tickets for this Saturday are available. Sorry for the shorter notice. We were trying to finalize what would replace the “Build a Website” room. For November 5th, 12th, 19th, and December 3rd, we’ll have Mentor Matt teaching an introduction to algorithms workshop (more details below).
Though we’re not dedicating a whole room to it, kids who want to learn to build a website should sign up for the developers room. The tutorials will be available there.
November 12th Tickets Available
Get tickets for the beginners room, developers room, scratch room, and free code camp room. Week 2 of the Algorithms workshop will not need a new ticket for the kids (it’s a 4-week ticket).
We’ll also have a meeting in the conference room off the kitchen for teens and adults who want to help improve and mentor our Minecraft modding workshop. There are specific tickets for those volunteer slots, so please sign up if you want to be part of that. This is NOT for kids who want to learn Minecraft modding. We’ll be teaching that in January.
Introduction to Algorithms Workshop
Introduction to Algorithms is a new 4-week workshop that will start with some real world examples of algorithms and move up into some basic algorithms and concepts in computer science, having the kids build or improve implementations of these algorithms in code.
The kids will not need to know a specific language or need anything more than a web browser. We’ll get them up to speed on the syntax of the language we use. But there will be math and the writing of code. So if you’re wondering if this is appropriate for your 7-year-old, it isn’t.
We’re recommending 5th grade and up and some familiarity with at least one programming language (even more advanced Scratch kids could level up to the programming in this).