In this workshop you will learn to code in Scratch (scratch.mit.edu) the programming language used most widely in schools and kids programming clubs. Scratch was developed with love and kindness by MIT. It is fun, quick to learn, and has a visual interface that minimizes syntax errors. Scratch comes with a drawing tool and a wide assortment of pre-drawn art so that you can create a game or an animation within minutes of being introduced to this exciting visual language.
What we will cover:
-The Scratch interface
-Basic programming commands ("blocks")
-Building your first game
-How to motivate kids to learn to code
Note: This is NOT a session for kids. If you are looking for free programming classes for kids in Brussels contact the workshop leaders or go to http://brussels.coderdojobelgium.be/.
Who this is for:
• Parents who want to teach their kids to program. Teachers, coaches, and mentors from schools and programming clubs.
• Adults who want to learn the basics of programming using a really simple visual programming language.
1) Bring your laptop (Windows, Mac or Linux, no problem)
2) Optional: Download and set up Scratch on your machine. http://scratch.mit.edu/scratch2download/
Note: If you don’t have a laptop, warn us in advance so we can bring one for you.
The leaders of this workshop are Patrick Feeney and André Cortes, coaches from CoderDojo. CoderDojo is a volunteer-based programming club teaching kids programming for free. We are hoping the session will be useful to the general public and as well as our volunteers.