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Black Girls CODE Chicago Chapter Presents: MakeCode Arcade at Microsoft

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Microsoft Store - Oakbrook Center

49 Oakbrook Center

Level 1 between Macy's and Sears

Oak Brook, IL 60523

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Black Girls Code and Microsoft: Code your own video game with MakeCode Arcade


This free, 2-hour introductory coding workshop is an engaging interactive way for young women ages 10-13 to understand more about how the opportunities computer science and coding open up for them. They will meet a local woman who works in technology; and find out that a successful career in technology is within their reach. During the hands on activity Code your own video game with MakeCode Arcade, students will use block coding to create a video game with MakeCode Arcade. Students learn fundamental game and coding concepts—like sprites, variables, and coordinates—and use their new skills to create and customize a playable game.

By the end of the workshop, students will have:

* Learned and used key game design and coding concepts

* Shared their games with a partner for inspiration

* Published their game via URL so they can continue to play and develop it after the workshop

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet new role models, get inspired by the pros, and get a hands-on introduction to the world of coding.


Registration:
IMPORTANT! Once you register for this event please complete the forms below:

1) Complete, print out, and bring the General Release of Liability form

2) Complete, bring, and print out thePhotograph & Video Release Form

3) Parents MUST PRINT, SIGN, AND BRING THE RELEASE FORM to the Microsoft Store on the day of event.

The event starts promptly at 8:00AM.


Many thanks to Microsoft!


About Black Girls CODE:

Black Girls CODE mission: To introduce programming and technology to a new generation of coders, coders who will become builders of technological innovation and of their own futures.


Questions?

Contact: Jalia Hines, East Coast Program Assistant

Jalia@blackgirlscode.org

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