CoderDojos

CoderDojos are a global movement of open source coding sessions led by volunteer mentors from education and industry. Kids learn how to creatively code at their own pace in a fun, relaxed environment. CoderDojos are FREE to attend, and the only rule is be cool!


AIM CoderDojo Omaha & Council Bluffs

Saturday, March 21, 2015  

Location:

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1111 Jones Street — Omaha

Parking:  West side of the building only.

AGES 8-12

1:30-2:30 PM — Scratch, Aduino Little Bits and Makey Makey

(It is recommended that parents stay for the entire program)

Scratch is an animation program that teaches the concept of programming through drag and drop commands.  Perfect for beginners!  Students may bring a laptop, though Surface tablets will also be provided.  Makey-Makey and Little Bits Arduino Kits are an Arduino-based device that lets you turn nearly anything into a computer key. Just attach the included alligator clips to food, people, liquids, Play-Doh, or any other somewhat conductive material for a whole new level of interactivity and fun.

(Capacity 10)

 

AGES 10-12

1:30-3:00 PM — Intro to Programming (parents may stay for duration of event)

Little or no experience with programming is needed to jump into this Dojo!  Get started with  coding in one or more programming languages, using open source programs.  Participants may bring laptops, though Surface tablets will also be provided.

(Capacity 10)

 

AGES 13-17

1:30-3:30 PM — Game Design and Application Development (Parents may stay for the duration of the event)  Coding in one or more programming languages, using open source programs.  Depending on the participant skill level….  What do you want to do today?    Write a game, code an app, build a website?   (HTML, Python, JavaScript are some examples of languages that may be used in this activity.)  Participants may bring laptops, though Surface tablets will also be provided. (Capacity 5)

Registration Open on March 9th. Just click here!

 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Location:

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AIM Exchange Building
1905 Harney St.
Omaha, NE
2nd Floor-Combine Room

AGES 10-12

9:30-11:30 AM — Intro to Programming (parents may stay for duration of event)  Little or no experience with programming is needed to jump into this Dojo!  Get started with  coding in one or more programming languages, using open source programs.  Participants may bring laptops, though Surface tablets will also be provided. (Capacity 10)

AGES 13-14

9:30-11:30 AM — JavaScript

Write code with the programming language JavaScript.  Students may bring a laptop (with JavaScript installed), though small laptops will be available for use as well. (Capacity 10)

Registration Open on March 23rd. Just click here!

 

Saturday, April 11, 2015 (TENTATIVE-waiting for confirmation)

Location:

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18020 Burt Street, Elkhorn (Metro Omaha Area)

 

AGES 8-12

9:30-11:30AM

Scratch/Makey-Makey/Aduino Kits — (It is recommended that parents stay for the entire program) Scratch is an animation program that teaches the concept of programming through drag and drop commands.  Perfect for beginners!  Students may bring a laptop, though Surface tablets will also be provided.  Makey-Makey and Little Bits Arduino Kits are an Arduino-based device that lets you turn nearly anything into a computer key. Just attach the included alligator clips to food, people, liquids, Play-Doh, or any other somewhat conductive material for a whole new level of interactivity and fun.

(Capacity 10)

 

AGES 10-12

9:30-11:30AM –AGES 10-12

Intro to Programming (parents may stay for duration of event)

Little or no experience with programming is needed to jump into this Dojo!  Get started with  coding in one or more programming languages, using open source programs.  Participants may bring laptops, though Surface tablets will also be provided.

(Capacity 10)

 

AGES 13-17

9:30-11:30AM– Game Design and Application Development (Parents may stay for the duration of the event)  Coding in one or more programming languages, using open source programs.  Depending on the participant skill level….  What do you want to do today?    Write a game, code an app, build a website?   (HTML, Python, JavaScript are some examples of languages that may be used in this activity.)  Participants may bring laptops, though Surface tablets will also be provided.

(Capacity 5)

Registration Open on March 31st. Just click here!


AIM CoderDojo Scottsbluff

Wednesday, March 18, 2015  

Event will be held at:
Gering Public Library
1055 P Street Gering, Nebraska

Events will run from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015  

Event will be held at:
Lied Scottsbluff Public Library
1809 3rd Avenue Scottsbluff, NE

Events will run from 3:45 – 5:45 p.m.


AIM CoderDojo Lincoln

All Lincoln events will be held at:
Eiseley Branch Library
1530 Superior Street
Lincoln, NE 68521
Events will run from 9 – 11 a.m., with the library providing pizza afterwards.


Saturday, March 28
Register Here!

Saturday, April 25
Register Here!


All sessions are free and volunteer led in an open learning environment.

If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Eli Aquilar (Scottsbluff) Cheryl Steede (Omaha metro),  Tim Erickson (Central Nebraska) or Rod Armstrong (Lincoln metro)

Resource Guide For Mentors