Why learn about Gamemaking?
From Checkers, to Super Mario Bros, to Angry Birds… we think games are awesome!
Girls Learning Code is excited to combine the power of play with basic design and programming skills in this hands-on workshop. This experience offers learners the opportunity to create their very own digital games in a super fun environment.
Using Scratch, a beginner level programming environment, imagination will come to life in a new and digitally engaging form. Learners will also be introduced to Scratch's amazing online community, sloganed: "Imagine, Program, Share," where they will have the opportunity to upload their game for anyone on the web to download and play!
For this workshop, an adult needs to be present in the room with the participant at all times.
None! This workshop is designed for beginners.
About Our Girls Learning Code Program
Our Girls Learning Code program offers girls, transgender, and beyond gender binary kids ages 3-12 hands-on experiences designed to inspire them to see technology in a whole new light – as a medium for self-expression, and as a means for changing the world. Girls Learning Code gives the next generation of kid creators the tools they need to unlock all the possibilities of our digital world!Our workshops, camps and meetups provide girls, transgender, and beyond gender binary kids with positive and welcoming learning environments through which they can come to know themselves as powerful and capable builders of technology! Learners can choose from workshops and camps covering everything from webmaking to game development to generative art making. As they learn, they will be supported by local volunteer mentors and instructors who are trained to create supportive and comfortable learning experiences.
- Learners must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the full duration of the workshop!
What Do I Need To Bring?
You must bring your own laptop for which you have administrative permissions
Please remember to bring your own powercord. A mouse can be handy too
You may be required to download some free software. After you sign up, we will email detailed instructions.