Once again we’re partnering with Devoxx4Kids to host an entire day of workshops for school aged children interested in learning more about computer programming. Workshops will include Java, Python, Scratch, Minecraft Modding, Arduino, and more. Recommended ages for the workshops are 6 and up, depending on your child’s skills and abilities.
Laptops will be provided for the kids to work on. The $25 ticket price includes all workshops, a t-shirt, lunch for both the child and their parent/guardian, and snacks throughout the day. Registration for Kids Day will open in March.
Note: a parent or guardian must accompany their child to OSCON Kids Day and stay for the duration. We’ll have wifi available so bring your favorite device with you. Parents are encouraged to participate by sitting alongside their child as they work.
Kids Day has now reach capacity — we’re looking forward to welcoming 100 young coders at OSCON this year!Register at Eventbrite for OSCON Kids Day
Don’t want to lead a workshop but would like to help out with Kids Day? We’re looking for a few people to help the kids follow along during the workshops. Volunteer to help.
|Time||Meeting Room 4||Meeting Room 5||Meeting Room 6||Meeting Room 7|
|10:00am-12:00pm||Easy Android App Development with MIT App Inventor||Introduction to Python – Beginners||3D Selfie Workshop (3D Scanning, Modding and Printing)||Star Wars: The Programmer Awakens|
Easy Android App Development with MIT App Inventor
You can now learn to build the apps and games that you enjoy playing on your Android device! In this workshop, you will develop cool apps and games that use UI controls, animation, sound, and sensors. We will use the innovative MIT App Inventor to develop Android apps by using simple drag-and-drop building blocks. No coding skills needed!
Introduction to Python – Beginners
This workshop is designed for beginners with no prior experience in programming required. The workshop is designed as interactive study and fun material with primary focus of explaining basic fundamentals of logic and computer science. We will teach them how to run and execute small programs using Python.
3D Selfie Workshop (3D Scanning, Modding and Printing)
Enable participants to create 3D portraits of themselves; understand basics of getting a image print-ready & enjoy magic of seeing themselves in 3D. Using Kinect 2.0, we will scan all participants as they arrive for the event. We’ll then demo how to clean up & modify the scanned images in Tinkercad. Time permitting 1 or 2 will be printed.
Star Wars: The Programmer Awakens
Star Wars may be fiction, but it’s getting closer to real life in this workshop. Using block-based programming from a mobile app, attendees will be able to program a real-life version of the BB-8 droid from the movie. They will learn about programming concepts like control structures, variables, and operators while having fun and making BB-8 do things like exploring and running from stormtroopers.
Making Music with Makey Makey and Scratch
Learn how to use the Makey Makey, an invention kit for everyone, to control a program written in Scratch. We’ll introduce a simple Scratch music project and provide materials to design interactive instruments. No experience necessary, we’ll be working in groups, and can accommodate students with and without coding experience. Rock on!
Introduction to Arduino
In this hands-on workshop kids will build circuits using Arduino Uno, an open-source micro-controller.
Build Your Own Website with Web Components
In this hands-on lab, kids will discover how web components work. They will use Polymer to build simple but amazing websites leveraging the power of web components.
Let’s make some games!
Hey you – yes you – do you like playing video or computer games? Well then how about learning to make your own? Come join us as we hang out for two hours and make some computer games with Greenfoot. Be sure to bring a laptop – this will definitely be hands on.
Minecraft Modding with Forge
This workshop will teach attendees how to create Minecraft Mods using Forge.
Teaching Kids Programming with TKPJava
In this workshop kids ages 10-14 will be introduced to core computational concepts via an interactive, instructor-led workshop with TKPJava and Codenvy.
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