CodeMakers (Grades 5-8)

What is CODEMAKERS?
Today, software forms the backbone of our interconnected and digital world.  This includes everything from smart machines, to our communication systems to the cars we drive.  Coding is the ability to read and write in a language that a computer can understand so that you can instruct a computer how to perform complex tasks.  Learning to code can lead to increased digital confidence, a different way of thinking about problems and the ability to understand and use technology to help develop creative solutions in almost any discipline. 

 

Fall Session:
Saturday, October 1, 2016 (9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

 

 

Take your computer programming skills to new heights; spend the day learning about the applications of computer programming in space. Tackle programming robots to act like Mars rovers, creating graphic user interfaces, learning about life in space and how programming is helping us to discover new places in our universe.  


 

 

 

Winter Session:
Saturday, January 14, 2017 (9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

 

 

Do you ever wonder how the programs on your computer run? Or who designs and builds the software we use every day? At our CodeMakers day learn all about the basics of computer programming using coding languages that are used by software engineers. This event will allow students to have hands-on experience deconstructing a computer, and spending time in the computer lab doing projects that make coding exciting!