National Girls Learning Code Day: Game-Making With Scratch – Nov. 12

Looking to get someone you know into programming but don’t know where to start? Ladies Learning Code puts on a series of great events to help you (or someone you know get started. Like this one, for example.

See the link here and get tickets here.

This is a beginner level workshop for girls 8-13 years old and their parent/guardian/aunt/older sibling.  

Bring a special girl in your life to this workshop on National Girls Learning Code Day and learn to create a website with Scratch! Note: this workshop is BYOL so each parent or guardian/youth pair is required to bring one laptop on the day of the workshop. 

What is National Girls Learning Code Day?
On November 12th, 2016, Girls Learning Code is hosting its third annual National Girls Learning Code Day. On that day, hundreds of Canadians girls and their parents will come together to challenge themselves to learn a new skill: game-making! 

Together with their parents, girls will:
– Discover a passion for learning about technology
– Experience the satisfaction that comes from being a builder of technology
– Build & Develop a fun, interactive game to share with their friends and family
– Build confidence and develop a willingness to try new things

The Workshop:
Girls Learning Code is excited to combine the power of play with basic design and programming skills for a full day, game-making workshop! This experience offers girls the opportunity to brainstorm modern day game ideas with others in a super fun environment, and learn basic design principles, character interaction techniques, as well as appropriate audio integration.

Using Scratch, a beginner level programming environment that encourages mathematical and computational skills, imagination will come to life throughout the day in a new and digitally engaging form. Girls will also be introduced to Scratch’s amazing online community sloganed: “Imagine, Program, Share,” where they will have the opportunity to upload their game for anyone on the web to download and play.

At the end of the workshop, each girl will also get a chance to practice their presentation skills and showcase their creation for everyone attending the workshop to experience and enjoy!

Telus World of Science:
A big thank you to Telus World of Science for hosting us for this event! Attendees are welcome to arrive to TWoS early to purchase admission to either visit the science centre before the workshop, or stick around afterwards – the facility will close at 8pm. Admission can be purchased at the science centre on the day of.