[Chicago] Hour of Code for young people aged 5-10 this Sunday (yes their parents can come)

Michael Tamillow mikaeltamillow96 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 01:08:21 EST 2015


Hi Tanya,

Have you ever tried the Starcraft map editor?

Developed 20 years ago it had all sorts of loops, conditionals, and
switches baked into a map editor (Like Tiled, but cooler)

These lessons on code.org pale in comparison to that. I never understood
why they don't play Starcraft in schools....

-Mike

On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 9:25 PM, Tanya Schlusser <tanya at tickel.net> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> We still have spots open for the Hour of Code event ChiPy is co-sponsoring
> as part of Computer  <https://csedweek.org/>
> Science Education Week <https://csedweek.org/>.
>
> Young people 5 - 10 years old are invited to Northwestern's Robert H.
> Lurie Medical Research Center to do an Hour of Code and meet some
> programmers in our community this Sunday! This is a joint event held with
> PyLadies, Northwestern Information Technology, and Northwestern's
> Programming for Biologists club.
>
> Link: bit.ly/chipy-hourofcode
>
> We will have continental breakfast, a panel of local programmers, and an
> Hour of Code activity. We hope you can make it -- but register soon since
> there are only 13 spots left. It is going to be so awesome!
>
> If you haven't seen these Hour of Code tutorials you've got to try them on
> your own:
> http://code.org/learn - computer science education has really changed :-)
> !
>
>
> ----
>
> On a side note, the volunteer response for this was amazing -- it shows
> how much ChiPy cares about its community -- I didn't even have to announce
> a request to the mailing list because more people than we needed
> volunteered immediately after it was announced.
>
> Anybody who has other ideas on ways we can provide volunteer opportunities
> for this community is welcome to email me directly (or to reply to the
> group of course!) and I'm happy to brainstorm.
>
> Best,
> Tanya
>
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