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Program Lafayette Kids Coder Workshop

Lafayette Tech meetup and the Lafayette Public Library

Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (MST)

Lafayette, CO

Program Lafayette Kids Coder Workshop

Registration Information

Type Remaining End     Quantity
10:30am-12:30pm: Scratch Workshop
Kids in grades 3-12
Sold Out Ended Free  
For workshop attendees and teacher's assistants.
30 Registrations Ended Free  
1:30pm-3:30pm: Robot Programming with Sphero
Kids in grades 3-12
1 Registration Ended Free  

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Program Lafayette is a free workshop series for kids in grades 3-12 to get kids excited about using technology and creating cool things. Whether kids are just beginning, or have some experience, our workshops offer a variety of software and hardware topics, including coding with Scratch, KidsRuby, and making robot Spheros move!

Register for the workshops you wish to attend, plus lunch.

Schedule for Saturday, December 14:

  • 10:00 - 10:30: Welcome
  • 10:30 - 12:30: Scratch Workshop
  • 12:30 - 1:30: Lunch
  • 1:30 - 3:30: Robot Programming with Sphero

What to bring to the workshop:
  • An electronic or paper ticket showing proof of registration
  • A water bottle
  • A desire to have fun with computers!

Scratch LogoScratch Workshop 

Instructors: Shane Clements, Eliana Colunga, & Gustavo Gomez

Ages: 3-12 grades, perfect for beginners

Prerequisites: Can read, and use a mouse and keyboard

Did you ever want to make your own video game? Now you can! Using Scratch, we’re going to create our own games and modify existing ones.

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.

Scratch website

Sphero LogoRobot Programming with Sphero
Instructors: Anna Fowles-Winkler & Marc Rohloff
Ages: Grades 3-12
Prerequisites: More appropriate for kids who have had some exposure to programming. If you are a beginner, we’ll pair you with someone more advanced so you’ll learn!

If you ever wanted to program a robot, here’s your chance! We’re going to have Sphero ( robots for student use during this exciting class. Make your robot move "by your command" using your own code. Robot races and more!


Here is a fun video of Sphero: 




Thank you to our sponsors Orbotix for providing the Sphero Originals, and DaVinci Institute for the USB flash drives.

This is a library event sponsored by Lafayette Tech meetup and local businesses.

Have questions about Program Lafayette Kids Coder Workshop? Contact Lafayette Tech meetup and the Lafayette Public Library

When & Where

Lafayette Public Library
775 West Baseline Road
Lafayette, CO 80026

Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (MST)

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Lafayette Tech meetup and the Lafayette Public Library

Lafayette Tech (#LafayetteTech) are software and hardware technologists in Lafayette, CO who want to network, learn, & support our local community through volunteering and growing businesses. The Lafayette Public Library is your connection to reading, learning, technology, and information in Lafayette.

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