About the instructor
Stephen Knox
Stephen Knox works at the engineering company Arup as his day job. He is primarily a spatial mapping specialist, but has significant experience with web application development and data flows, both on the user-facing side and the application back end. He has experience of Javascript, Python and C++ programming languages, amongst others,
info@d-lab.co.uk
Coder Dojo
A free coding club for young programmers and parents
Starts
Ends
Price
Location
October 22, 2019 6:30 PM
October 22, 2019 8:30 PM
Free
D-Lab Berkhamsted
HP4 3AS
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D-Lab is excited to be hosting a Coder Dojo club for young programmers aged 7 to 17 this Summer!

What is Coder Dojo?

A global, volunteer-led movement of free, not-for-profit coding clubs (Dojos) for young people aged 7 to 17. The movement places a strong emphasis on openness and on showing how coding can be a force for positive change in the world. You can find out more about the Coder Dojo charity here.

Why should you and your child learn to code?

Learning to code teaches young people to think logically to build programs and solve complex issues. And because writing and debugging code involves learning through trial and error, it also helps young people develop independence, perseverance, and resilience. We live in a world where digital technologies are becoming increasingly prevalent. Undoubtedly, a knowledge of coding helps young people to prepare for careers in a variety of fields!

Who's the event for?

Children and teens aged 7 to 17 - Coders under 12 will need to be accompanied by a parent (a good excuse to learn yourself!) No experience necessary, different abilities welcome as we will be working in groups on projects of varying difficulty.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring a working laptop and charger. Friends and siblings can share laptops if easier.

What we'll be doing

  • A couple of quick icebreakers to say hello and introduce ourselves
  • Split into groups to tackle different coding challenges in Scratch, HTML, Python or JavaScript depending on ability
  • Come back together at the end to show the group what you've done and explain what you've learnt.

The Coder Dojo is free for everyone - however donations help to cover some of our costs at D-Lab. If you'd like to make a contribution please bring cash on the day.

If you'd like to volunteer to help run this event please get in touch!

About the instructor
Stephen Knox
Stephen Knox works at the engineering company Arup as his day job. He is primarily a spatial mapping specialist, but has significant experience with web application development and data flows, both on the user-facing side and the application back end. He has experience of Javascript, Python and C++ programming languages, amongst others,
info@d-lab.co.uk

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