Tech Prep Summit by Facebook

Join CoderDojoDurham at Facebook’s Tech Prep Summit.  We’d love to see you there.

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NOTE:  All of the information BELOW is copied/pasted from https://techprepsummitdurham.splashthat.com/.  You register using the same link.

The Event

Join us for a fun and informative presentation on how to get involved with computer programming. Enjoy dinner, presentations from Facebook staff, and learn where to find tools to get started with computer programming!

During the TechPrep workshop, Facebook employees will talk with parents, guardians and students of all ages about how they started studying computer science and the resources available to help them or their children begin studying it as well.

About TechPrep

TechPrep is a free online resource hub in both English and Spanish that Facebook recently launched to help parents, guardians and students from underrepresented communities explore programming, the jobs available to programmers and the skills required to become one. Our goal is to help bridge the gap between potential interest and opportunity by joining together hundreds of resources to develop coding skills, curated based on who you are and what you need.

Computers are everywhere around us: in our cars, cell phones and televisions. But here’s a secret: they need a program to tell them what to do. “Programmers” write the the code that bring their ideas to life. We want to help people understand what programming is, all the jobs programmers can have, and how to gain the skills they need to become one someday.

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The Iron Yard will host CoderDojoDurham in July!

We are excited to announce that CoderDojoDurham will meet at The Iron Yard on Saturday, July 25th at our regular time, from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

TIY is awesome venue with plenty of space for our coding ninjas to create and share.  Also, TIY is located in the heart of our very own Durham tech hub, the-iron-yard-durham-smashing-boxeswhich is really cool.

The staff at TIY have been so gracious to offer their space to us.  Thanks so much!

RSVP here for this coming Saturday, June 27th @ CAARE, and for July 25th @ TIY.

Also, you might want to take a moment to sign up for TIY’s Classes for Kids Mailing List.  The classes will be FREE!

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Learn Scratch With Us!

Most kids are consumers when it comes to technology.  CoderDojoDurham wants to help change that.  CoderDojoDurham, a computer programming club for kids ages 7-17, is a great environment where our kids can learn, collaborate, create, and share what they make.

scratchRight now, our dojo is learning Scratch.  Scratch is an excellent to way to learn about if/else statements, looping, operators, and other concepts that are essential computer programming skills.  Instead of typing bits of code, Scratch uses color-coded blocks.

“With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.  Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.  Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.” source: http://scratch.mit.edu/about/

And remember, CoderDojoDurham is in need of mentors who are computer scientists/hobbies with a passion for helping kids.  Visit this page to learn more, or e-mail us at coderdojodurham@gmail.com.

To register your coding ninja, please select a link to the right, or visit www.eventbrite.com and then search “coderdojodurham”.  Please browse the CoderDojoDurham website to learn more.

See you soon!

Valine, Volunteer Organizer

E-mail at: coderdojodurham@gmail.com
Connect on Facebook.
Follow on Twitter @coderdojodurham.

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Celebrate “One Hour of Code” on December 14th at Ideas!

IMG_20141208_185152625_HDRWe launched CoderDojoDurham this past Monday at the Stanford Warren Library by celebrating “One Hour of Code”.

What is “One Hour of Code”?  It is a “the largest learning event in history”.  “The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.”  This event takes place, worldwide, from December 8th – 14th.

Join us Sunday, December 14th, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm at Ideas! Coffee House for last day of this global event. We highly recommend that you RSVP for a FREE TICKET in order to attend, or you can click on the active links or visit Eventbrite and search “coderdojodurham”.

Please browse the CoderDojoDurham website to learn more.

Peace!

Valine Zeigler, Volunteer Organizer

E-mail at: coderdojodurham@gmail.com
Connect on Facebook.
Follow on Twitter @coderdojodurham.

(Want to form a dojo in your area?  Here’s how.)

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You are Invited!

We are so excited to launch CoderDojoDurham with two events for December 2014.

What is CoderDojoDurham? It is a programming club for young people ages 7 to 17. Attendees learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, and games in a fun, social environment. Club meetings will take place in the Durham area, and will occur bi-monthly, and will last 1.5/2 hours.

(Want to form a dojo in your area?  Here’s how.)

“One Hour of Code” and CoderDojoDurham Launch Events will occur on Monday, December 8th, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Stanford Warren Library and Sunday, December 14th, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm at Ideas! Coffee House. We highly recommend that you RSVP for a FREE TICKET in order to attend.  You can click on the active links or visit Eventbrite and search “coderdojodurham”.

What is “One Hour of Code”?  “One Hour of Code” is a “the largest learning event in history”.  “The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.”  This year, the challenge will take place from December 8th – 14th.  Our CoderDojoDurham events will take place on the first and last day of the challenge.

Please browse the CoderDojoDurham website to learn more.

See you soon!

Valine, Volunteer Organizer

E-mail at: coderdojodurham@gmail.com.
Connect on Facebook.
Follow on Twitter @coderdojodurham.

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