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KidsCodeCamp - RubyConf 2012

The Hybrid Group

Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (MST)

Denver, CO

KidsCodeCamp - RubyConf 2012

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Type End     Quantity
1 Elementary School Kid + Optional Parent Ended Free  
1 Middle School Kid + Optional Parent Ended Free  
1 High School Kid + Optional Parent Ended Free  
1 Mentor/Volunteer Ended Free  

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Event Details

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 RubyConf 2012 will take place on Sunday, November 4, 2012 in Denver, CO at the Auraria Higher Education Center. Lunch will be at 12 PM - 1 PM.

THE SCHEDULE:

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8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Morning Registration

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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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. 

Teacher: Corey Haines (@coreyhaines) 

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10:30 AM - 12:00 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) 

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch!

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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 

Robot Programming

Ages: Middle School and Up (Advanced Elementary welcome!)

Teachers:  Ron Evans (@deadprogram) & Friends

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!

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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 RubyConf 2012 is in participation with RubyCentral (http://rubycentral.org/). Special thank you to our sponsors Engine Yard (http://engineyard.com) and Sphero (http://www.gosphero.com/) for helping make KidsCodeCamp at RubyConf 2012 possible. Thank you!

*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!

Have questions about KidsCodeCamp - RubyConf 2012? Contact The Hybrid Group

When & Where



Auraria Higher Education Center, Baerresen Ballroom - Room 320AB
900 Auraria Pkwy
Denver, CO 80204

Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (MST)


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The Hybrid Group

We are Los Angeles software developers and designers that are passionate about making useful things with technology. We specialize in Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, cloud computing, mobile development, and most importantly, helping you solve problems.

http://hybridgroup.com

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