Join up to 400 students from ages 8 to 18 in four cities in BC to learn an Hour of Code at Codecreate, the province's largest coding event for youth! Codecreate is a half day event in your community where students will learn how to code alongside 20+ experienced mentors for free. Students just have to bring their own laptops and an open mind for the event, and we'll take care of the teaching and lunch!
The province-wide Codecreate event series is held in celebration of the Hour of Code, a grassroots global computer science and digital literacy awareness campaign aimed to encourage for tens of millions of students around the world to try an Hour of Code during December 7-13 celebrated in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906).
Codecreate and the Hour of Code campaign in BC is supported by the Government of B.C. and CUEBC (Computer Using Educators of BC). The Host Partner for the Prince George workshop is Innovation Central Society.
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08:30 to 09:30 - Registration. Students must bring their own laptops for their event.
09:30 to 10:00 - Opening Remarks and event starts
10:00 to 10:45 - Lesson by Lead Instructor from the Learning Partner, Lighthouse Labs
10:45 to 12:00 - Hands-on workshop with mentors who are industry developers and post-secondary computer science students
12:00 to 12:30 - Free lunch provided by our Food Partner, Panago Pizza
12:30 to 01:00 - Second portion of hands-on workshop with mentors who are industry developers and post-secondary computer science students
01:00 to 02:00 - Student table presentations of projects
02:00 to 03:00 - Wrap up, thank yous and clean up!
How much does attending Codecreate cost?
All of the events are absolutely free, including lunch! Students will have to bring their own laptops in order to participate.
Who is Codecreate for?
Students between the ages of 8 to 18 attending primary or secondary school in BC. 10% of participant seats for each event will also be allocated to teachers who are members of CUEBC.
Why are you hosting Codecreate?
We are hosting Codecreate in celebration the Hour of Code, the global computer science and digital literacy awareness campaign during December 7 to 13, 2015. As the technology sector grows in BC and computational thinking and digital literacy becomes increasingly important in the 21st century, we think every student in BC should have the opportunity to learn computer science.
What is the Hour of Code campaign?
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 40 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104. For more information about the Hour of Code, visit hourofcode.com/ca.
The student who is registering has never coded before. How much coding knowledge does the student need before registering?
None! The curriculum is specifically designed for beginners who have very little or no prior coding knowledge. However, the student must know how to operate a computer independently and have adequate spelling skills as a pre-requesite to participate.
What does the student need to bring?
The student will need to bring their own laptop. A parent or guardian will also need to accompany the student during registration and promptly pickup the student after the workshop ends.
I'm a parent or guardian and I want to attend the Codecreate workshop with my child. Can I participate?
It depends on the event host and the capacity available at the venue. Please check with the event host for your city when you register.
Who should register the student for Codecreate?
The parent or guardian of the student must register for the event and accept the terms and conditions for the event prior to the student's participation. A separate registration form must be completed for every student that attends.
How can I get involved with Codecreate?
Interested in volunteering? Register as a volunteer. Interested in partnering? Contact us!
Can I host an Hour of Code event at a school or community space?
Absolutely! Start planning here by reviewing the Hour of Code how-to guide.
I or my child want(s) to continue learning coding after the Codecreate event. Where can I find additional resources online?
We're thrilled to hear that you want to continue to learn how to code! Visit code.org/learn for more coding learning resources for the Hour of Code and beyond an Hour of Code.
Thank you to our partners for making Codecreate possible!
Prince George Host Partner
Codecreate Brand Partner
Food & Refreshments Partner
Innovation Central Society supports technology entrepreneurs in starting and growing successful companies.We collaborate and partner with regional resources (experts, professionals, leaders, entrepreneurs, and community) to establish a network of experts and mentors that provide support, guidance and tools to entrepreneurs.We provide resources to entrepreneurs in the development of innovative ideas to accelerate commercialization, and promote regional economic growth.We create an environment for the development, retention, and promotion of innovative entrepreneurs.
We host events that focus on developing and supporting an innovative technology community in the northern interior of British Columbia. We want to educate the children of the north and support them in thinking about innovation and technology.
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