Budding programmers: drag your parents out on Saturday, Sept 21 for the first 7hills Makerspace Meetup on coding for kids! We'll explore all the great new tools that exist to introduce kids to the art and science of programming.
The focus of this Meetup will be on Scratch, a project that grew out of MIT (www.scratch.mit.edu), but we will also touch on how Scratch can be interfaced with hardware (using the Picoboard, http://www.picocricket.com/picoboard.html), as well as other emerging platforms. With these tools, kids as young as 10 (maybe even younger!) can start creating their own games, apps and who-knows-what-else.
We ask that parents attend with their kids. If they bring a laptop, we can help them access Scratch to get started.
Parents and kids who are interested need to RSVP below. We will send a note out within a couple of days of the Meetup to let you know if we got the 10 RSVPs we needed to make it worthwhile.