Hour of Code Workshop

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Rock Valley College. WTC Building, Room 152

3301 North Mulford Road

Rockford, IL 61114

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"Hour of Code" Workshops

RVCHourOfCode Jan 2016click on image above to watch video

The "Hour of Code" is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. One-hour tutorials are available in over 40 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104 are welcome. The ultimate national goal is to get 10 million people to try computer science for one hour. In addition, the "Hour of Code" demystifies computer science and coding.

The FIRST “Hour of Code” event at Rock Valley College was on December 12th, 2015. The event brought 126 people from the Rockford Region to learn more about Computer Science fundamentals and coding! To keep this momentum going Professor Chuck Konkol of Rock Valley College started hosting monthly “Hour of Code” Workshops!

The“Hour of Code” workshops are FREE and OPEN TO PUBLIC! The workshops are generally scheduled the 4th Saturday of the month, 9am-10am.

The "Hour of Code" Workshops

  • Fun, hands on learning about coding
  • Unplugged and online learning
  • Perfect for ages 5 and up!
  • Raffle prizes
  • Information about CIS Computer Science and Coding Courses offered at Rock Valley College


  • Welcome & Introduction; 9am
  • Computer Science or Code Tutorial (Unplugged or Online); 9:05am - 9:55am
  • Wrap it Up with Raffle Drawing for Door Prizes; 9:55am


  • COMPLETED Saturday August 27, 2016 - Classic Maze - Learn to code with Mark Zuckerberg and Angry Birds
  • COMPLETED Saturday September 24, 2016 - Star Wars, Building a Galaxy with Code
  • COMPLETED Saturday October 22, 2016 - Code with Anna and Elsa. Create a game about the movie Frozen
  • Saturday December 3, 2016 - 4 times (see below.RSVP for ALL!)
- 9am - Create a Flappy Birds Game
- 10am - Create an interactive holiday card
- 11am - Coding with Minecraft
- Noon - Coding with Robots ***NEW***
(Preview of "Learn Coding with Robots" event on December 10th. SEE BELOW!)

Get Inspired to Code!

If you have questions, please email Professor Chuck Konkol at c.konkol@rockvalleycollege.edu

App created during our last "Hour of Code" event. See https://studio.code.org/c/171177624

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I hope you can make it to one or ALL of these workshops!
Thank you,
- Professor Chuck Konkol


REGISTER NOW for "Learn Coding with Robots" on Saturday, December 10th.


All attendees will take home their own robot, named Ozobot.This 2 hour session teaches ages 5-105 how to code using fun drag and drop coding that controls robots like Ozobot. Learning code with robots empowers children and adults to create adventures, play games, solve problems and learn to code anywhere they go.

Student/Teacher/RVC Employee Discount

Eventbrite - Learn  Coding with Robots (ROBOT & LESSONS INCLUDED -- $120 VALUE)

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3301 North Mulford Road

Rockford, IL 61114

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