Come Code With Us: Computer Science Education Week Events
December 5th, 2016 | Jessica Johnson, Director of Community Learning
At Do Space, it’s no surprise that we’re big proponents of computer science for all ages. Our free community space was designed with all ages in mind, and we’ve seen how computer hardware and programs can help children learn critical thinking skills and help adults achieve personal and professional goals. And we’re proud to support programs for business, job search, web design, graphic design and coding. As part of the 2016 celebration of Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) Do Space is hosting fun, free events for the Omaha metro community to learn and engage with the field of computer science:
Coding with Bricklayer | December 8, 4:30 – 6 p.m. and/or December 11, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon to learn to code with Bricklayer, a non-profit organization framework created by computer science experts right here in Nebraska that has been used to teach coding to K-12 students as well as college freshmen. Bricklayer combines coding, math and art to create LEGO, Minecraft and even 3D printable artifacts. This workshop is geared toward students of all ages and will provide an overview of Bricklayer in order to show you how you can use code to create mathematical art. Register
Hour of Code | December 10, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Bring a laptop, tablet or other preferred mobile device to Do Space and join others from around the Omaha metro area for Hour of Code. Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. If you’re brand new to coding, this is a great opportunity to learn for free for an hour. And if you’re experienced, this is your time to enjoy the company of fellow coders and share your knowledge. No Registration Required
Click here for a full calendar of upcoming events at Do Space.
And an important reminder! Early Bird Access at Do Space launched on December 1. Do Space will be open at 7 a.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, for all you early risers. Grab a cup or coffee or breakfast, get some work done, read the news, or meet up with colleagues for a morning meeting in a new, refreshing space (complete with our free gigabit of bandwidth).
About Computer Science Education Week
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science. Originally conceived by the Computing in the Core coalition, Code.org® organizes CSEdWeek as a grassroots campaign supported by 350 partners and 100,000 educators worldwide. CSEdWeek is held in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906).
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