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

*Saturdays, October 18 & 25, 2014, 9:30-11:30am

*Kids may sign up for one or both dates of a session, as they are non sequential.

Registrations Opens September 22nd!

Spheros (ages 10-12)
Have fun programming Sphero robots with the use of a tablet device! Experience fun games and try out some obstacle course challenges with these spherical robots. Students may bring iPads or an Android tablet if they wish. Nexus tablets will also be available, in addition to the Spheros.

JavaScript for Game Design (ages 13-17)
JavaScript is commonly used programming languages and is fun to learn, especially to create a computer game! Participants may bring a laptop, though Surface tablets will also be provided.

Location: UNO College of Business, Mammel Hall, 6708 Pine Street, Omaha, NE

 

 

*Saturdays, November 1 & 22, 2014 1:30-3:30 PM

*Kids may sign up for one or both dates of a session, as they are non sequential.

Registrations Opens October 6th!

Scratch (ages 8-9)
Scratch is an animation program that teaches the concept of programming through drag and drop commands. It’s perfect for beginners! Students may bring a laptop, though Surface tablets will also be provided.

Intro to Programming (ages 10-12)
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.

Programming Spheros (ages 13-17)
Get familiar with Sphero robots and learn how to program commands for them! These addictive robots are programmed with use of an iPad or Android device. Participants may bring their own device, though Nexus tablets will be available as well.

Location: KANEKO, 11th & Jones Street, Omaha, NE

 

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*Saturdays, December 6, 2014, 9:30-11:30am

*Kids may sign up for one or both dates of a session, as they are non sequential.

Registrations Opens November 3rd!

Spheros (ages 10-12)
Have fun programming Sphero robots with the use of a tablet device! Experience fun games and try out some obstacle course challenges with these spherical robots. Students may bring iPads or an Android tablet if they wish. Nexus tablets will also be available, in addition to the Spheros.

Python (ages 13-17)
Learn some basics in writing code with the popular programming language Python. Students may bring a laptop (with Python installed), though small laptops will be available for use as well.

Location: Lakin Human Services Campus, 16th Street & Ave. J, Council Bluffs, IA

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AIM CoderDojo Scottsbluff

Tuesday, November 18 2014, 3:45-5:45pm

Exploring Code (ages 8-12)
This session allows young students to learn the concepts of programming while creating their own computerized code and animations. The objective is to help young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively with IT.

Location: Leid Scottsbluff Public Library, 1809 3rd Ave, Scottsbluff, NE 69361-2417

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 3:45-5:45pm

Reverse Engineering (ages 8-12)
This session allows young students to learn the concepts of programming while creating their own computerized code and animations. The objective is to help young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively with IT.

Location: Leid Scottsbluff Public Library, 1809 3rd Ave, Scottsbluff, NE 69361-2417

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AIM CoderDojo Lincoln

Registration is now closed. Stay tuned for details on the fall CoderDojo sessions

 

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

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

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