We Want YOU For KidsCodeCamp!
Did you ever want 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.
KidsCodeCamp at RailsConf 2012 will take place on April 22, 2012 at the Austin Hilton from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Ages: Older Elementary 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)
11:30 PM - 12:30 PM
We will be serving lunch outside in the park next to the O. Henry Museum. Yum!
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Ages: Elementary School, but fun for all ages!
Scratch is a programming language for everyone. make interactive stories, games, music and art. Created at M.I.T., Scratch is a easy introduction to the very young, since it requires less typing.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
How To Make An iPhone Game
Ages: High School
It is fun to write software for the iPhone, and you can help make it funner! In one hour, we will show you how to make a simple duck shooting game. When we're done, you will walk away with the open source code to implement the game. Any kid is welcome to attend but to write your own code, you will need a modern, Intel-based Macintosh. A team of three experienced iOS developers will be on hand to help you make your own game.
Teachers: Andrew W. Donoho (@adonoho) (helping out @wpdavenport)
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 with Open Source* software to use at KidsCodeCamp. Afterwards, they can be used at home, school, or wherever.
KidsCodeCamp at RailsConf is in participation with RailsConf 2012. Special thank you to Austin on Rails for local organization and thanks very much to Ruby Central for arranging the location, as well as breakfast and afternoon snacks.
*Open Source means that the actual programing code used to make the software is available for anyone to look at and modify themselves. How cool is that!
When & Where
The Hybrid Group