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7200 Harrison Ave

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Date: March 13, 2020

RVC has cancelled all college related events until further notice. Sadly, the RVC Hour of Code workshops through May are also cancelled. Take care of yourself and hopefully see you Tuesday June 2nd for the next RVC Hour of Code. #RVCHourOfCode

Professor Chuck Konkol
Rock Valley College


You are invited to attend:

"Hour of Code" Workshops

Location: CherryVale Mall (2nd Floor by Maurices)

When: 6:30 pm - 7: 30 pm; First Tuesday of the month starting January 7th, 2020 through December 1st, 2020

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 scheduled the 1st Tuesday of the month.

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
  • Computer Science or Code Tutorial
  • Wrap it Up with Raffle Drawing for Door Prizes


Location: CherryVale Mall (2nd Floor by Maurices)

When: 6:30 pm - 7: 30 pm;

  • Tuesday, Januray 7th, 2020
    Flappy Birds
    Create a Flappy Bird type game.

  • Tuesday, February 4th, 2020
    Dance Party.
    Code a Dance Party to share with your friends!

  • Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
    Create Animations That Talk.
    Bring your characters to life in Scratch 3.0.

  • Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 (CANCELLED)
    Create Games with Javascript.
    Build a game in Kodable!

  • Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 (CANCELLED)
    codeSpark Academy with The Foos.
    Create a Mario-style video game using codeSpark.

  • Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
    Create a Fun Game About Pets.
    Code using Tynker.com.

  • Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
    Moana: Wayfinding with Code.
    Disney created a coding world to animate Moana.

  • Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
    Spritebox Coding.
    Learn to sequence, debugging and loops, and code in Swift & Java.

  • Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
    Robot Rattle.
    Operate a simulated robot with dragging & dropping code blocks.

  • Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
    Recreate this classic arcade game using Tynker's physics engine.

  • Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020
    Coding Galaxy - Adventure Planet.
    Solve coding puzzles to save the beautiful planet.

  • Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Get Inspired to Code!

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

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

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