NDC DevClub

NDC DevClub is offering 3 free workshops for youths to attend at the Sydney Hilton Hotel on Tuesday 15 October.

Registration: 17:00
Workshops: 17:30-19:30

There will pizza and drinks from 17:00 ->

Computer setup:
Each attendee needs to bring their own laptop to be able to follow the labs.

NB: Please register the participants only. If you are a guardian or companion of the participant, please do not register yourself for the event.

Computational Thinking Exercises - Ages 7-9 yo.

This workshop will introduce many of the computational thinking concepts behind coding. Elizabeth Betbeder-Matibet has over two decades of experience inspiring and encouraging inquiry and discovery in primary-aged children. Currently Coordinator of Inquiry Learning at Meriden Junior School, Liz uses games, movement and play to get kids thinking in a way that will lay the foundation for programming. Parents are encouraged to attend this workshop with their children and each child will go home with some great resources to help them continue their journey of discovery. No prior coding experience necessary.

Build 2 Games in 2 Hours - Ages 10-12 yo.
Join Microsoft Engineer Andrew Coates for a journey of discovery and creativity. In this workshop you’ll use either the MIT Scratch or Microsoft MakeCode environments to build two great games that you can get your friends to play. You get to decide what the games look like and how hard they’ll be and you can put them online to show off your newly acquired skills. No prior coding experience necessary.

Scratch It! Kids Learn to Code - Ages 8-12 yo.
In this workshop, kids will learn how a Computer (and Computer Program) understands instructions. Then they will learn how to use Scratch, its interface and the code blocks. At the end, they will independently (or with little instructions) snap the correct code blocks to make a simple game.

Who should attend:
This workshop is for kids:

  • Above age 8
  • With basic English language understanding
  • With basic Computer skills like browsing the internet, navigating around a website to use different functions etc.
  • With zero (or very basic) programming knowledge

Computer setup:
Participants need to bring a laptop with the following installed: