2013 Hour of Code

December 10, 2013 at 10:04 pm | No Comments
When: Back to Calendar December 13, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Southwest Library
Categories: Classes Kid Stuff Technology Teen Stuff Workshops

Friday December 13th, 3-4 pm at the Southwest Branch Library:

Thought about designing your own game or program? Want to learn about computers and technology? Come and learn some introductory skills at the 2013 Hour of Code. For ages 5+.

Learn the basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming. This is a game-like, self-directed tutorial with video lectures including Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies. You’ll discover repeat-loops, conditionals and basic algorithms, and the tutorials are available in 20 languages.

What’s Hour of Code?
It’s a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator and an innovator.

Today, we’re surrounded by technology. Many people have their own tablets and phones — and yet, few are learning how computers actually work. Simple computer science activities can help nurture creativity and problem solving skills. By getting a feel for computational thinking early, students will have a foundation for success in any future career path.

Computer science provides a foundation for virtually any career — everybody can benefit from learning the basics.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

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