The Iron Yard, TechStart, and eSmart Recycling want to get the kids involved in Tampa Bay Startup Week and Hour of Code. Join Akira Mitchell, Program and Event Director at TechStart and Toni Warren, Campus Director at The Iron Yard to learn Moana: Wayfinding with Code.
The class is being offered for 8-16 year olds, where you'll have a chance to build a game from the ground up! This free class is for kids aged 8-16, where you'll have a chance to understand the framework for how a game is built. This free class is for kids aged 8-16, and adults do need to accompany the child during the class in case of a medical emergency. The students will bring their own laptop to the class then will be guided through a code-based lesson that teaches basic programing concepts and will help them build a game.
Please sign up and tell us the name and age of your child(ren) attending. We will be providing healthy snacks and beverages for the kids and adults.
If you sign up and later find out your child cannot attend, please let us know immediately, so that your RSVP can be changed and opened up for other students.
Please read the FAQs below as they may answer your questions. For additional questions, please contact our Program and Event Director Akira at Akira@TechStartTampaBay.org
Big thanks to Florida Blue for being our track sponsor!
What ages are the classes open to?
We welcome all kids ages 8-16.
What kind of computer will the students need?
Both Macs and PCs are welcome! Please bring a fully-charged laptop and a laptop charger to the class. Please make sure that the laptop is in good working shape so we don't spend the class trying to fix computers when we can be learning. If you don't have a computer, please let us know in the survey form when you RSVP. eSmart Recycling and TechStart have generously provided additional hardware for kids that don't have their own.
Any programs/software that need to be installed on the computer?
We will be using a web browser, and any will do.
What is the cost of the class?
FREE. TechStart believes strongly that programming must be accessible at all ages, and kids classes are one way we inch toward making that belief a reality.
Do the students need to know how to touch-type?
No, excellent typing skills are not required.
What do students need to know before taking the class?
The course is for beginners. Imagination and love for computers are the only requirements for the class (though everyone will need to bring their own laptop)
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