Hack Miramar and Wellington Makerspace Trust are teaming up to put on a series of free one hour workshops that give everyone the chance to learn an 'Hour of Code'. It's all happening from 10am on December 13th 2014 at Scots College in Wellington.
These sessions are suitable for ages 4 to 104, so don't just bring the kids, give it a go yourself. The sessions can cater for complete beginners through to the slightly more adventurous.
This event is being run here in Wellington as part of a global series of events put on by volunteers and educators around the world during "Computer Science Education Week". Participants will have the opportunity to take part in sessions that start each hour, learning some aspects of programming as well as electronics and general technology concepts in just 60 minutes.
Sessions will start at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm and run for one hour. Please let us know which session(s) you are coming to here:
If you'd like to get updates from us then join this Facebook event and we will put regular posts to let you know is happening!
Our tutors are going to be running beginner sessions using the Hour of Code resources, exploring the Scratch visual programming language that is designed for young children and also learning about the Raspberry Pi computer.
Choose one session and do another if you like. If you are a primary school teacher and don't know where to start with getting your class to explore how technology works (instead of just being consumers!) then these sessions will be great for you. For example, the Raspberry Pi session will provide you resources you can use in your own classes back at school.
We also need your help getting the word out more widely so that as many Wellingtonians hear about this as possible.
Whether you can make it along yourself or not, tell someone who might be interested and let's get programming education for kids of all ages on the agenda!
You can learn more about CSED here -> http://csedweek.org/
There is also more about the "Hour of Code" project here -> http://code.org/
The event is taking place inside of the Creative and Performance Arts School at Scots College:
The entrance to CPAS is found through the main gates and up the stairs near the school hall.
We would like to say a big thank you to Graeme Yule and his team at Scots College who are providing access to their world class teaching facilities free of charge for this event. Thanks everyone, your support is very much appreciated.