Register now for our second workshop!

We will review the Flappy Bird program and pseudocode from the first workshop, and launch into the Introduction to Computer Science course from Code.org.  Some of the first tasks will be programming either an Angry Bird or a Zombie to navigate a maze.

We will be working in groups for this workshop, where the kids will actually do their own programming.

If you have one, bring a laptop or tablet.  This can be any kind of laptop or tablet, but it should be battery powered and have wireless capabilities.  If you don't have one, that's ok; we will be working in groups of two or three, so we just need one kid per group with a laptop or tablet.

Also, bring a pad of paper and pencil or pen.  

More details will be posted on CoderKidsHarrisburg.org.

Note that the meeting will last 2 hours, not 1.5 like last time; we will take two breaks during the meeting to break it up. 

Register now, space is limited.  There will be a wait list once the workshop is full.  Please be sure to cancel your registration if you can't attend so people on the waiting list can be accommodated.

Also arrive early, there will be a mix of tables and chairs only; please give priority to kids at the tables.  See you there!

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  • Tannaz

    Kudos to Tom and the rest of the volunteers who have identified a real societal challenge and are making strides toward creating a solution. Aside from the technical problems, which were beyond the presenters' control, the content was well explained and the forum was positive and interactive. I felt as though the program was advanced for my 7 year old twins. I believe this program is more appropriate for kids who are older.

    May 17

  • Isabel W.

    I sadly will not be there either. So one kid spot opened up!!

    May 17

  • Susan C.

    Hi, We just had to cancel (sick kid) so three slots for today are now open. Have fun and see you next time (I hope)

    May 17

  • Britt M.

    If we missed the first meeting, do we need to catch up on the flappy bird homework? Also is there anything we need to download on our computers before arriving?

    May 16

  • Tom H.

    See new post on CoderKidsHarrisburg.org about laptops. You can use iPads or other tablets like Android; I recommend Chrome or Firefox.

    May 12

  • Liane S.

    I wanted to request a spot for 2 children for this session. The RSVP I entered about two weeks ago didn't allow me to add a child count. I hope this is OK. Also, I sent a message last week about potential sponsorship. Will you contact me when you get a chance?

    May 12

    • Tom H.

      Hi Liane, thanks for the comment. That's fine. I replied to your email today.

      May 12

  • Christian P.

    Saw this at a conference today. http://elm-lang.org/ Functional programming which converts to HTML, JS and CSS. Definitely for an order crowd, but functional programming solves some really difficult problems with distributed computing.

    April 23

    • Christian P.

      I should note there are some fun real time examples that can be played with.

      April 23

    • Tom H.

      Christian, looks pretty interesting. I am also looking at this for when we get into the Minecraft mod work: http://www.drjava.org...­

      May 10

  • Laurie B.

    If we missed the first group, will my 8 1/2 year-olds be able to understand and keep up?

    April 18

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