• Minecraft Modding: Mod-a-Wand

    WhizKidz Computer Center

    Learn coding with Minecraft! Let's see who can build the best wand! Will it be the most powerful, the most magical or the most unique? Use our EpicMC Modly platform to mod, short for modification, a wand. First, you will design your wand. Then we will have challenges to build and program various types of wand. Once you master this, be creative and come up with your own! EpicMC Modly is our unique platform to make learning to program fun and interactive. It uses a Scratch-like paradigm where you drag and drop blocks to create a program. This covers all of the fundamental concepts in programming such as variables, conditional statements, loops, lists and even dictionaries! Sign up for a free account at https://epicmc.rocks and learn online with our tutorials and videos. Subscribe to the Iron or Diamond Plan to get premium services such as your own personal world, access to more tutorials and commands, and more! We will provide the Minecraft license and computers for this meetup so you just need to show up. However, since we do have a limited number of Minecraft licenses, if you have a Minecraft Java Edition license (not the Bedrock edition), plan to use it at the meetup. Thank you. ***** If you can't make it locally, join us on YouTube Live at: https://tinyurl.com/epicmclive To participate, you will need to have your own Minecraft license. ***** Notes: - Recommended for ages 8 or older - No programming experience required. - If you have your own Minecraft Java Edition license (PC or Mac), you may optionally bring your own laptop. - When you sign up, include your children as guests. Thank you for your support. Take a look at the wide variety of summer classes we are offering at https://whizkidzcc.com/summer. Help us spread the word by giving us a review on Yelp (https://www.yelp.com/biz/whizkidz-computer-center-san-jose) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/whizkidzcc) so that we can continue to make these meetups free.

  • WhizKidz Open House: Hands-On, High Tech Fun for the Whole Family!

    WhizKidz Computer Center

    The WhizKidz Open House Event will have various hands-on high tech activities for your child to explore and try. This event is a great opportunity for parents and children to come learn what WhizKidz Computer Center is all about! We will have stations for programming, electronics, robotics and more. Do our programming challenges in Java, Python, or Scratch, learn about 3D printing, create a mobile app, program and drive a robot, train a computer using machine learning, and step into the world of augmented and virtual reality! WhizKidz Computer Center is the only computer learning center in the Bay Area to offer programs in Java, Python, C++, Web, Scratch, App Inventor, and robotics backed by a structured Core Curriculum developed just for youth. We also offer specialized programs in AP CS prep courses, competitive programming, Unity, Roblox Studio, GameMaker Studio, Minecraft Modding, 3D Printing and Blender. Our project-based approach and learn by doing allows students to master each concept while allowing for and encouraging creativity and exploration. If you are looking for computer classes in May, Summer Camps, even thinking ahead to the Fall for our After School TechKidz Program, then be sure to check out this high-tech and high-fun event for the whole family! The programs are for youths ages 6 to 18. You can drop-by any time between 6:00pm and 8:00pm.

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  • Click Cookie Clicker

    WhizKidz Computer Center

    CLICK COOKIE CLICKER Say that three times fast! Create your own variation of "Cookie Clicker", a simple yet addictive game where you attempt to make as many cookies as possible by clicking on it. Add your own options to make your version unique! We will primarily be using JavaScript to design and implement this web-based game. No programming experience is required, but having some knowledge of HTML and CSS will be very beneficial. You should be able to type comfortably, including non-alphabetical characters. Join us for an afternoon of fun! Notes: - Recommended for ages 10 or older - You can optionally bring your own laptop, but make sure it is charged. - When you sign up, include your children as guests. --- Check out some of our other offerings at WhizKidz Computer Center. - We just started a new set of classes and it's not too late to join. Web Dev, Python, Scratch, Java, LEGO EV3, DIY (Do-It-Yourself) robot, App Inventor, Roblox Studio, AP Computer Science A Prep and more... https://whizkidzcc.com/schedule - Learn Java over the spring break, either the week of April 8th or April 15th. https://whizkidzcc.com/springbreak - Summer is just around the corner. One week, 1/2 day camps or stay the whole day and take two classes! Lunch is also available. Sign up early as some of the classes fill up fast! https://whizkidzcc.com/summer - Join our unique After School TechKidz Program where we make high tech a high priority! Daily programming with a theme of the month, technology trends, common core math and MATHCOUNTS, and homework help! Great value. Transportation available. https://whizkidzcc.com/afterschool - Need 1:1 help in a programming class or project? Talk to our experts who can guide you. We even have private tutoring for adults! https://whizkidzcc.com/tutoring

  • Hour of Code: EpicMC Modly Platform

    WhizKidz Computer Center

    Learn coding with Minecraft! In celebration of Computer Science Education Week (https://csedweek.org/) (December 3-9, 2018), we will be hosting an Hour of Code (https://hourofcode.com) at WhizKidz Computer Center (https://whizkidzcc.com). We are debuting EpicMC Rocks, featuring the EpicMC Modly platform at https://epicmc.rocks. Create mods, short for modifications, to the Minecraft game. Give yourself superpowers, create structures such as towers and castles, and even create mini-games like Parkour, TNT Run, Simon and more! Programming is done by dragging and connecting blocks together like a puzzle to create the mod. Learn the fundamentals of programming and even concepts like event-driven programming. This site has online material and videos to show you how! In this meetup, we will walk you through creating a FREE account. Then we will create a colorful structure and have it built by issuing a single command! If you want premium service, sign up for the Iron or Diamond Plan where you get your own personal world and more! Attend this meetup for a raffle drawing and prizes! Notes: - Recommended for ages 8 or older - If you have your own Minecraft license (PC or Mac), you may optionally bring your own laptop. - When you sign up, include your children as guests.

  • WhizKidz Haunt

    WhizKidz Computer Center

    Come join us for an evening of scare! Dare to enter the Scary Room. Code and play in the Techie Room. Think your way out of the Escape Room. We encourage you to dress in your costume. Disclaimer / Warning ----------------------------- Please do NOT attend this event if you have any health concerns or issues such as but not limited to asthma, heart conditions, seizures, and/or any physical ailments or mental condition. This attraction contains loud audio, Halloween images, strobe effects, lighting effects and low visibility.

  • Minecraft Modding Messages

    WhizKidz Computer Center

    In this meetup, we will make a Minecraft mod to display a banner message. A mod, short for modification, is a program that adds or changes the original Minecraft game. Programming will be done using a visual programming language called Blockly where you drag and drop blocks to create the mod. The enhanced Minecraft server and platform to support mods was built in-house at WhizKidz and running on the cloud! Come join us for a unique modding session! Notes: - Recommended for ages 8 or older - If you have your own Minecraft license (PC or Mac), you may optionally bring your own laptop. - When you sign up, include your children as guests.

  • WhizKidz Open House Event

    WhizKidz Computer Center

    Attend our Open House Event where we will have various high tech activities for your child to explore and try. We will have stations for programming, electronics, robotics and more. Write a text-to-speech program in Java, draw shapes in Python, take the Scratch challenge, learn about 3D printing, create a mobile app, program and drive a robot, train a computer using machine learning, and step into the world of augmented and virtual reality! WhizKidz Computer Center is the only computer learning center in the Bay Area to offer year long programs in Java, Python, C++, Web, Scratch, App Inventor, and robotics backed by a solid curriculum developed just for youth. We also offer specialized programs in AP CS prep courses, competitive programming, Unity, Roblox Studio, GameMaker Studio, Minecraft Modding (using our own internally-developed server), 3D Printing and Blender. We continue to fold in new technologies in the areas of machine learning, block chain and serverless computing. Our project-based approach and learn by doing allows students to master each concept while allowing for and encouraging creativity and exploration. If you are looking for computer classes this fall or a 21st century After School TechKidz Program, then be sure to check out this event! Our programs are for kids of all ages ranging in elementary, middle or high school. You may come anytime between 3:00pm and 5:30pm. Don't miss out!

  • Machine Learning for Kids

    WhizKidz Computer Center

    You don't need to do complicated math to understand what machine learning is. Attend this meetup to find out what the buzz is in the industry! We will teach a computer to do certain commands. We will first use a rules-based approach to train the computer. Then we will have the computer recognize and learn the commands by example instead, which is called machine learning. Compare the two approaches to see which one is better. We will use IBM Watson and Scratch to demonstrate this in a graphical manner! Notes: - Recommended for ages 8 or older - No prior knowledge required. Beginners are welcomed. - Include your children as guests What to Bring: You can optionally bring your own laptop, but make sure it has enough battery power to run without plugging in. Help spread the word about us so we can continue to make these meetup lessons free! --- After School TechKidz Program The WhizKidz After School TechKidz Program is for elementary, middle and high school students. In the last school year, we did a one-month theme on machine learning. Make a high tech, a high priority and enroll for the[masked] school year at https://whizkidzcc.com/afterschool for an Early Bird discount and to guaranteed transportation to our center.

  • Create a Game Using Roblox Studio

    WhizKidz Computer Center

    Roblox is fast becoming THE gaming and social platform for kids. While many are aware that you can create your own Roblox game, how many have actually done so? In this meetup, we will show you how by creating a game from an existing theme. Come join us to learn 3D designing in Roblox Studio and coding in Lua. Notes: - Recommended for ages 9 or older - No prior knowledge required. Beginners are welcomed. - Include your children as guests What to Bring: You can optionally bring your own laptop, but make sure it has enough battery power to run without plugging in. Help spread the word about us so we can continue to make these meetup lessons free! Want more? Sign up for our complete Roblox class at https://whizkidzcc.com/schedule.

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  • Create Animation with Motion Capture!

    WhizKidz Computer Center

    $15.00

    Motion capture using motion sensors can be easy and fun! Make your own animated video in a whiz! Learn the process of creating interesting characters and stories and turn your idea into an animated video you can share with friends and family. All participants will create their own animated video using motion capture system in real time. It is easy! - Age: 9+ - Fee: $15 per child (non-refundable). Pay at https://whizkidzcc.com/meetup45 - Only 8 slots available so sign up now! Include the number of children that are coming only. Food and drinks will be provided. Media waiver: By participating in this event, you agree to allow WhizKidz Computer Center and Kinetic Reality to take photographs and videos of you and your children for the purposes of marketing such as on our web site, meetup.com, Facebook, YouTube, brochures, flyers, postcards and others. No names, emails or personal information will be revealed unless given permission to do so. All media remain the property of WhizKidz Computer Center and Kinetic Reality.