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Code Like a Girl: 2-Day Junior Coding Camp: Mischief and Magic (Ages 12-16) (NSW)
Tuesday 23 April 2019 | 9:00 am - Wednesday 24 April 2019 | 3:30 pm
We’re conjuring up something magical for our autumn coding camps. Join your sisters in the CLG coven and put your wicked ways to good use.
Master the cryptic arts with crafty code, including:
+ Weaving an enchanting tale with your new friends using block-based coding
With the magic of interactive storytelling, we’ll introduce you to Scratch and provide you with the fundamentals of programming and coder logic!
+ Trying a bit of trickery with basic HTML
+ Learning the art of snake-charming with Python
As one of the most common entry-level coding languages, Python is super friendly for beginners. It’s clean and easy to use, but it also has applications in a wide variety of industries like data science, web development, robotics and even aerospace!
Not a parseltongue? No worries. All levels are welcome. Just bring your sense of mischief and we’ll get you casting code in no time.
Beyond the practical magic of coding, our camps will grow your technical confidence, introduce you to like-minded young women and reveal a whole new world of wonder.
About our coding camps
Code Like a Girl’s coding camps complement the National Digital Technologies curriculum. We’re committed to providing girls with a nurturing environment where they can comfortably learn and explore different areas of coding at their own pace, based on their own interests.
At just 20 girls per cohort, our coding camps are small in size to maximise learning outcomes. Breaking down barriers for women to participate in STEM and entrepreneurship is at the core of what we do and we’re committed to encouraging more girls to realise their potential.
But you can’t be what you can’t see, so all of our inspirational camp facilitators are female role models who work in the tech and education industries. Students will also hear from guest speakers sharing their real life experiences from within the industry.
8:45am: Drop-off and registration
Fun-filled day of coding workshops, games and tutorials
We have a team of experienced and dedicated facilitators from Code Like a Girl who will facilitate and supervise the workshop. All tutors have a contagious passion for technology and have a current working with children check.
We strive to make our events and workshops as accessible as possible to our audience and with the support of our generous sponsors and partners we are able to offer our events and workshops at a significantly-low fee.
Code Like a Girl is supported by:
Will lunch be provided?
No, parents need to supply a packed lunch.
What should I pack in my child’s bag?
- A laptop computer
- Pencil case
- Please ensure your child has sunscreen applied before arriving
- A morning tea snack, packed lunch and drink just as you would pack for their regular school lunch
Do I need to bring my own device?
No device? No drama! Code Like a Girl provides devices for this camp. If you do want to bring your own device however Code Like a Girl does not take any responsibility for damage or loss of any devices brought to the workshops by students.
My child has never coded. Is this program suitable?
Yes! Your child will learn basic coding concepts using both online and offline activities and games. She will work through the program at her own pace.
My child has attended a coding class before. Will this still be useful?
Yes! This is a great opportunity for your budding coder to meet like-minded friends and apply her skills to new projects. There will be a number of open-ended activities that will extend your child and keep them feeling engaged and challenged.
Should my child attend all two days?
Yes. The concepts introduced will build on the previous sessions.