Open Source for Kids

Dennis Catt and Dan Funk will present on what sort of open source projects exist for kids - from fun to educational - silly stuff to real programming.  We hope to cover the following major areas:

1) Games

2) Educational Apps

3) Kid focused Linux Distributions

4) Programming

5) Open Hardware for Kids

Bring your school age kiddos!  Food and drinks for this event will be kid friendly.

 

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  • Tamara F.

    Love that the kids took part in the presentation!

    June 20, 2013

  • Dan F.

    My son presented. It was therefore awesome by definition. My biggest take away was Malachi's demonstration of TuxMath - I hadn't touched it before, but my son and I played it last night and had a great time. We then got SuperTux going, and had a great time with that as well.

    June 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Of course I was one of the presenters so I can't really give it 5 stars, but I liked the topic and I was impressed by Jonah's presentation abilities and I may need to get him to show me how it's really done :-)

    June 19, 2013

  • JC

    The presentations by Dan/Tamara's and Dennis's sons were adorable. Great to see the next generation of geeks in action.

    June 18, 2013

  • Brian W.

    Thanks for letting us silly cVillians crash your party and eat your pizza! We will be back. :)

    June 18, 2013

  • Tamara F.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone! Feel free to bring your school age children!

    June 18, 2013

  • John Paul A.

    Still in NYC

    June 17, 2013

  • Rick C.

    I'm a communications consultant here in Staunton (recently moved from DC). I've worked in various writing roles, from technology companies and nonprofits to fundraising, business development, to politics.

    June 17, 2013

  • Jr L.

    Should we bring our kids? ;)

    June 3, 2013

    • Dan F.

      absolutely. Our sons Malachi and Jonah will be a part of the presentation. We'll keep this one very kid friendly.

      June 3, 2013

  • Michael T.

    I guess this is something that'll come up at the Raspi meetup tonight, but have you guys used Scratch on Rasbian? Very kid and programmer friendly.

    May 28, 2013

    • Dan F.

      I've heard of Scratch, We should definitely bring the pi back up as a part of this next meetup and show off all its kid-friendly aspects.

      May 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I've been messing with Hackety Hack and have been showing my oldest how to program with it. I have also messed with Scratch and I really like it, but they decided to developing the standalone version (since 2.0?), so I'm sticking with 1.4 for now.

      May 28, 2013

  • Brian W.

    Hello! Is this focus only on software or is it open to open source hardware based projects?

    April 20, 2013

    • Dan F.

      Hey Brain, we were still sort of brainstorming on it to be honest. I'd LOVE to have it involve some hardware based projects - Arduino for kids - pr some sort of open source counter part to Lego's excellent MindStorms would be great stuff.

      April 20, 2013

    • Brian W.

      Okay, Thanks. Will attend.

      April 22, 2013

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