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Madison's KidsCodeCamp

Madison Ruby

Sunday, August 25, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

Middleton, WI

Madison's KidsCodeCamp

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Kid + Optional Parent Ended Free  
Mentor / Volunteer Ended Free  

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Madison’s KidsCodeCamp is a free one-day event for children. These interactive classes are designed to appeal to both boys and girls (ages 7-16).  The workshops will demonstrate the intricacies of Robotics, Information Technology, and the creative sandbox game Minecraft, in an easy to learn setting.

 

THE SCHEDULE:

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Check In and Refreshments

*Parents must accompany the kids through the check in process.  Parents are also welcome to stay for the workshop.*

 

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 

GET IT

Getting Educated about Information Technology (GET IT). The GET IT program is a highly interactive session that seeks to educate the youth about all the exciting IT careers. Kids are encouraged to be curious, ask questions, and apply their analytical skills in creative role playing. To-date, the program has increased interest in IT careers by a whopping 75%.

 

Teacher: Kacie Conroy

 

11:00 AM - Noon 

Robotics Workshop: The Future of LEGO Robotics

So what's new? EVERYTHING!
In this workshop we'll

  • Preview and play with LEGO's new EV3 platform.
  • Learn to program our robots with the new LEGO EV3 software.
  • Make solar bug-bots to take home.
  • Check out the new BrickPi platform that connects the Raspberry Pi with NXT components.

Teacher:  Ben Stein and BadgerBOTS Students

 

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Noon - 1:00 PM

Lunch! Sponsored by Ian's Pizza

 

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 

Robotics Workshop: The Future of LEGO Robotics - Continues

So what's new? EVERYTHING!
In this workshop we'll

  • Preview and play with LEGO's new EV3 platform.
  • Learn to program our robots with the new LEGO EV3 software.
  • Make solar bug-bots to take home.
  • Check out the new BrickPi platform that connects the Raspberry Pi with NXT components.

Teacher:  Ben Stein and BadgerBOTS Students

 

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2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Break and snacks

 

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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Minecraft 
Come explore the player-based adventure game Minecraft. It doesn't matter if you're an experienced player, or have never played before but are curious to explore, everyone is welcome to come and experience the never-ending game of Minecraft.

Players must bring their own laptop with Minecraft already installed. We will provide a secure server.

 

Teacher: Heather Wentler (@madisonfractal)


4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Final Wrap Up

 

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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. *****

 

Madison's KidsCodeCamp is in participation with Madison Ruby 2013. Special thank you to our sponsors: Mad-RailersYahara Software, Ian's Pizza, and Klarbrunn.

  

*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 Madison's KidsCodeCamp? Contact Madison Ruby

When & Where



BadgerBOTS Robotics Corporation
7615 Discovery Dr
Middleton, WI 53562

Sunday, August 25, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)


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Madison Ruby

 

Madison Ruby Conference is more than a typical one-track conference. We’re committed to bringing together two great communities by showcasing the assets of the local Ruby community and allowing Madison visitors a chance to experience one of the best, brainiest, and least-expensive places in the United States to live and work. This is the only conference in the Midwest where you’ll meet developers, yogis, business developers, and perhaps even artisan foodies all in the same place. Inspire, energize, and connect with Madison Ruby Conference.

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