Have you ever wanted to make a videogame, program a robot, or create a web site? Now you can!
Come to KidsCodeCamp, a free one-day event to learn how to use computers and technology to make things that do whatever you want.
PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION: KidsCodeCamp at LA RubyConf 2013 will take place on Sunday, February 24, 2013 in Santa Monica, CA at Satellite.
Lunch will be at 12 PM - 1 PM.
Ages: Older Elementary, Middle and Up
Have fun and make games, or hack your homework using Ruby! Just tell your parents or teachers you are learning Ruby programming... ;)
KidsRuby is FREE and OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE* and works on any computer. We have set aside 2 hours to teach kids how to program in Ruby using KidsRuby.
Teacher: Ron Evans (@deadprogram)
Ages: Middle School and Up (Advanced Elementary welcome!)
If you ever wanted to program a robot, this is your chance! We are going to have Sphero (http://www.gosphero.com/) robots for student use during this exciting class. Make your robot move "by your command" using your own code. Robot races and more!
Teachers: Ron Evans (@deadprogram) & Friends
Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.
Teachers: Patrick Teng (of Senden)
Here is how KidsCodeCamp works:
1. Local volunteers will run classes intended for a particular age group (elementary, middle, or high-school age kids). Each class is from 1 to 2 hours long.
2. Kids register for free, just so everyone knows how many people will be coming.
3. Everyone has fun on the day of KidsCodeCamp!
***** YOU MUST BRING A PORTABLE COMPUTER TO ATTEND! Does not matter which kind, PC or MAC... SORRY NO iPADS/iPODS. *****
Each kid will receive a free USB drive. Afterwards, they can be used at home, school, or wherever.
When & Where
The Hybrid Group