Coding Simple Games with the Raspberry Pi

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Price: $10.00 /per person
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How many times have you been in a store and your kids have begged you for a game? What if you could tell them, “Why don’t you go home and code it” instead? One of the great things about the Raspberry Pi, along with great science, robotic and art projects, is that it is a micro-computer that with just a little direction, almost anyone can learn to work with! This class will teach you how to begin to code on the Raspberry Pi OS platform with Python and if you haven't invested in a Raspberry Pi yet, you can still play along! Using Oracle Virtualbox installed on a PC, Kellyn will offer an Ubunto image with a Raspberry Pi Raspian image residing on it to perform all coding with Python3 without the Raspberry Pi hardware required!

You’ll learn how to being to use Python modules and functions to create different games to be played on the Raspberry Pi from the command line and discuss ways to build out the code with online resources to create more games! No reason for kids to say “I’m bored!” with a Raspberry Pi around. Let Kellyn teach you why having a micro-computer is a gateway to millions of projects and hours of fun!

Kellyn Pot'Vin-Gorman

Kellyn Pot’Vin-Gorman is a member of the Oak Table Network and was an Oracle ACE Director until joining Oracle as the Consulting Member for the Strategic Customer Program, a specialized group of Enterprise Manager Specialists. Kellyn is known for her extensive work with Enterprise Manager 12c, its command line interface, environment optimization tuning, automation and architecture design. Her blog, http://dbakevlar.com (http://dbakevlar.com/) and social media activity under her handle, DBAKevlar (https://twitter.com/DBAKevlar) is well respected for her insight and content. She is the lead author on a number of technical books, hosts webinars for numerous technical groups, including All Things Oracle (http://allthingsoracle.com/plugging-in-oracle-database-12c-pluggable-databases/) and has presented at Oracle Open World, HotSos, Collaborate, KSCOPE, along with other US and European conferences. Kellyn is a strong advocate for Women in Technology, (WIT) and technical education for the next generation, (STEAM/STEM) working with the Raspberry Pi and code to instruct kids of all ages to embrace a passion for the technology that runs our world!

Venue / Sponsor

Space and computers are being provided by Tuliva. Tuliva is leading the future through innovation and ingenuity of Information Technology. They provide world-class, industry-leading IT training and certifications. They are proud to sponsor this Devoxx4Kids session at their 12,000’ facility located at 2399 Blake Street (Suite 150), just two blocks North of Coors field. Please see Tuliva's Parking Map (http://www.tuliva.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Tuliva-Parking-Map-2399-Blake-St-Denver.png) for reference and complimentary parking for this event.

Requirements

• You must be a kid, aged 9 - 18 (3rd grade through senior in high school).

• Each attendee can bring their own laptop, or use a Windows desktop provided by Tuliva.

• For those that BYOD, please have at least 1GB of free space and 4GB of RAM.

Logistics

• Please make sure to bring a water bottle/snacks for the attendees.

• One registration will allow only one kid to participate. Parents are required to stay at the facility for the entire duration of the workshop and may observe from the back of the room. There is complimentary wifi and coffee at the venue.

• Your meetup fees ($10/pp) will cover the cost of a Devoxx4Kids t-shirt for the attendee.