DevClub @ NDC Sydney 2018

NDC DevClub is offering 4 free workshops for youths to attend at the Sydney Hilton Hotel on Tuesday 18 September.

Registration opens at 17:00 and the workshops starts at 17:30.

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

Find the right workshop below:

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 Developer Evangelist Andrew Coates for a journey of discovery and creativity. In this workshop you’ll use the free TouchDevelop environment 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.

Learn to Code in Minecraft with Magikcraft - Ages 8 and up
The world’s most popular video game - Minecraft - meets the world’s most popular programming language - JavaScript - in this fun-filled adventure of discovery. Magic is a power that allows people to do impossible things, and that’s what computer programming is. Your child will do magic in Minecraft using JavaScript computer code. This workshop is suitable for children who are comfortable with reading and writing - as coding in JavaScript requires precise spelling and punctuation. You are welcome to be present with your child during the workshop, to support them in learning to code.

This workshop requires a laptop computer with Minecraft 1.12 installed. To test whether your machine is configured correctly, connect to the Minecraft server at

Alexa Programming for Kids - Ages 10 and up
Programming for the Alexa can not only be a fun activity for kids, but also a great learning experience. We will first teach kids how to start using Alexa Skill Blueprints to start creating everyday fun activities on Alexa, and then move on to creating more complex skills that require a bit of coding. No prior coding experience required. We will also have quite a few Alexa devices available for the kids to start testing their work and for them to play around with.

If you want to get a head start, we recommend you check out the great FREE courses on Pluralsight.

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

Sponsored by: Microsoft, CBA, AGL Energy