Community Event: Black Boys Code Vancouver – Learn to Program with Scratch| Saturday, Feb 29th @ 10:00am @  Simon Fraser University; Applied Science Building 8888 University Avenue (Burnaby)

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Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020

Time: 10:00am-2:00pm

Location: Simon Fraser University; Applied Science Building 8888 University Avenue (Burnaby)

Cost: Free (designed for boys age 8-12) but register

Event Description:

Black Boys Code Vancouver Presents:

Learn to Program with Scratch

Have you ever thought about what’s behind the games you play, the applications you use and the websites you browse? Have you ever wondered how all the images and buttons get there and they all seem to work seamlessly?

In our continued effort to get boys engaged with technology and to prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow, we will be hosting a series of workshops, introducing them to the foundations of modern computer science.

This workshop is designed for boys age 8-12 . The workshop is designed to encourage student-driven learning as participants are nudged towards thinking analytically while they explore, design, play and code in real-time.

No prior programming experience is required!

At the end of this workshop, participants will have animated a name and a created a story using Scratch, a block-based visual programming language.

The following topics will have been explored:Events, Sequencing, Loops, Conditions, Debugging, Block coding, Syntax, Word animation, Figure animation, Iteration

At Black Boys Code our aim is to cultivate our students’ technological capacities and stimulate their interest in challenging and rewarding fields related to computer programming.

This is where it begins..at one of our workshops.Check-in will begin at 9:00 AM, and the workshop will start promptly at 10:00 am . Students do not need to bring their own computers as access to a workstation will be provided. Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! Please note lunch and snacks will be provided.

See you there! We are looking forward to an exciting day of learning!!!

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