Devoxx4Kids is an event run all over the world with the aim of engaging 10 - 16 year olds with technology, including simple programming concepts, robotics, electronics, and games making. Above all else, the event is about providing children with a challenging yet supportive environment, enabling kids to taste the feeling of success that comes from solving problems.
The event is formed of a series of concurrent workshops that cover a range of topics. Children select their chosen workshop for each session and are mentored through age appropriate tasks, supported by mentors who are experienced in technology.
The workshops running for this event are:
- LEGO Mindstorms (robotic engineering)
- Greenfoot (programming)
- Arduino (electronics)
- Scratch (games making)
- Minecraft Modding (game hacking)
- NAO (robotic programming)
The environment is very open and friendly. There will be opportunity to show and tell, as well as many experienced folk from technology to assist with any ideas that kids may bring.
Each child will be expected to bring a laptop (Windows or Mac) - the required software will be provided in advance and an IT support desk will be run before the event starts. All workshops have children working in pairs.
Please bring a packed lunch and any snacks / drinks needed.
NOTE: Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable.
Devoxx4Kids is not day care and we do not assume any responsibility for attendees. As such, a parent / guardian is required for all children in attendance. There will be an area for adults to stay and support for any who would like to better understand what the children are experiencing. We don't expect parents to be involved in the workshops.
For more about Devoxx4Kids events, see http://www.devoxx4kids.org/
If you have any questions, please get in touch with one of the organisers.
If you have a technical background and would like to offer your time to support a great cause, we are accepting volunteers to help with the event. No prior experience with any of the technologies is required.
Please email email@example.com for more information.
What is Devoxx?
Devoxx UK is a technology conference taking place in 12th - 13th June in London and, as the name suggests, takes it's ethos from enthusing developers who spend their working life in tech and applies it to providing an equally fun atmosphere for the next generation of potential engineers. Whilst not everyone will become an engineer, we believe that everyone can benefting from understanding what makes technology tick better.
For more about Devoxx UK, see http://www.devoxx.co.uk/
When & Where
Devoxx4Kids UK in association with The LJC
Devoxx4Kids UK is run in association with The London Java Community and is proud to be affiliated with Devoxx UK, the steering committee of which support this event. Please contact Dan Hardiker (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.