What we do:
This 4 hour workshop teaches children how to become digital creators by working together, use technology and write their first lines of code to build a phone app.
Initially, children will learn how computer programs work and understand the fundamental building blocks of everyday computer programs (eg. arguments, methods, logic, if/else, loops, etc.).
After understanding the coding fundamentals through smaller projects, children will move on to building and coding their own phone app.
The course is taught in a guided learn-by-doing environment. During each session children can experiment with code, make and learn from mistakes and immediately apply every new lesson to a concrete projet.
In short, we give your child a fundamental understanding of programming and the matching coding skills with the goal of building a functional phone app.
What we cover:
This is a hands-on class where children will be writing code, work together and collaborate to build a functional phone application as part of the class.
To keep this course as independent from hardware requirements as possible we will be using App Inventor, a coding environment developed at Google and MIT, that can be used with almost all computers (Macs, Windows, etc.).
We will test the phone apps on a phone emulator and on real Android phones.
Who we are:
We are two web developers who are passionate about teaching coding and technology to people of all ages.
After working for big companies (Microsoft, PayPal, eBay), successful startups (Jana, peerTransfer) and schools (Kamehameha Schools, Hawaii) we started teaching coding classes at the best universities in the country (Harvard, Brown University, RISD, Carnegie Mellon).
We now use our background in education, startups and coding to teach children what can be possible by learning how to code and using the many software development tools available.
Overview: 4 hour coding workshop for children between 11 and 15 years.
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Times: 12:30pm - 5:00pm (class starts at 1:00pm sharp!)
Class size: Minimum 10 students, maximum 30 students | 2 teachers at all times
Price (including all materials): $64
Children must bring a laptop to participate in this class - we'll be doing a lot of coding.
Every child is required to have a chaperone for this event. We'll arrange for a chaperone/parents space in the back of the room.