Programming Workshop with Tynker
Sunday, November 24, 2013 from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM (PST)
Redwood City, CA
ATTENTION GIRLS AGES 7-13!
JOIN US FOR A COMPUTER PROGRAMMING WORKSHOP WITH
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013, 1:30-4:00PM
425 BROADWAY STREET, REDWOOD CITY, CA
PARENTS ARE INVITED TO JOIN!
What is Tynker?
Tynker is a visual language designed for students to learn programming. Tynker lets students focus on logic and design thinking, without the frustration of learning the syntaxor structure of programming languages like C and Java.
This 2.5-hour workshop will provide a fun introduction to programming for kids using Tynker.
The workshop will introduce basic programming concepts like creating scenes, playing sounds, moving characters, and creating conditionals and loops. Students will:
- Create interactive stories. Imagine and set up their own story line, draw their own actors, make sound effects, and create an adventure.
- Design and build simple games. Explore different aspects of game-building -- game controls, interactivity, animation and physics.
- Participate in collaborative activities. Brainstorm ideas with other aspiring creators, learn to code using interactive tutorials and puzzles, debug code, and problem-solve.
Girls attending will participate in one of two age groups: (a) 7-10 yrs old and (b) 10-13 years old. Parents will have the chance to learn about Tynker and, while at the workshop, try out Tynker's online course.
By the end of the workshop, parents and students will learn how to create projects using Tynker. If desired, parents may enroll their children in Tynker's home course to further learning outcomes: programming concepts, logical and creative thinking, problem solving and how to become a Maker.
You will need to bring your own laptop. Computers will not be provided.
Tynker is a new computing platform designed specifically to teach children programming skills and computational thinking in a fun and imaginative way. Built by Silicon Valley technology veterans to inspire their own children, and children everywhere, to understand and enjoy programming through building games, mobile apps, creating music, animating drawings and more.
NestGSV’s mission is to incubate and accelerate innovation in the startup ecosystem in Silicon Valley. NestGSV provides a full life-cycle support for our startup companies who work in our 70,000-square foot campus in Redwood City, CA. To drive this innovation, NestGSV has created strong partnerships with governments, top universities, leading technology companies, service providers, media companies and angel investors. Ultimately, we aim to create a network of campuses in selected major cities in the U.S. and internationally. GSV, after all, stands for Global Silicon Valley.
ABOUT GIRLS INNOVATE! PROGRAMS
This fall, together with and led by girls, moms, and members of the community like you, Girls Innovate! is putting together some workshops/projects to help girls explore, learn and lead by example. For every idea that comes up, we ask: what question/problem does this workshop/project seek to take one step towards addressing? We then design the project around our program goals and values, harnessing the power of community to engage speakers, mentors and project coordinators.
This workshop seeks to take one step towards addressing the question: How do we engage more girls in embracing math and computer science at a young age?
About our Project Coordinator: Ann Saponara. Ann is a lawyer in Fremont, California, has twin daughters and loves what Girls Innovate! offers to her family. Her website is www.AnnSaponara.com.
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About Girls Innovate!
We are a grassroots effort, founded in spring 2013, that seeks to impact the innovative capacity in women and girls.
Innovation is creative problem-solving that brings new possibilities to life (Tony Wagner, Creating Innovators). The innovative capacity is developed through a lifetime embrace of play, passion and purpose that begins at a young age with the help of mentors (from every environment – home, school, community, workplace, et al.).
We organize workshops and events to help girls explore the realms of creativity, entrepreneurship and visionary leadership that will enable them to one day define their own personal vision of impact and execute on it.
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