The Coder Kids Club is finally alive.
For the past three years, I have gone to Career Day at my daughter’s school. Each year I spend a couple of hours showing the kids how cool my job is. They get to program a robot (also known as “me”) to dance, make cartoon characters move around the screen, and play some of the games I’ve made over the years.
Every year, after career day, my daughter has asked, “Mommy, when are you going to teach me how to code?”
Well, now it’s time! Part of why we decided to do this was to teach the Pongos kids how to code. After I told my daughter of my plan to teach her, she asked if her friends could join her, and that’s where the Coder Kids Club was born. I figured that more than just her personal friends would be interested.
Our first evening club, which will start on May 12, 2015, is already on the schedule, along with a couple of summer camp options that will start June 22 and June 29. We’ll add more to the schedule as soon as possible. I would also love to take the club on the road, so if you have kids in your area that would be interested in learning to code, and some space for them to do it, please let me know.