CoderDojo in Prado

CoderDojo in Prado (Pavia), Italy for 7-14 year-olds. 

Next Saturday April 11, a CoderDojo will take place in Prado, Pavia, Italy, for children aged 7 to 14, and the leading theme will be the use of Arduinos to measure temperature and show it on a display.

Some material is needed to participate in the CoderDojo: a laptop computer, the Arduino Kit, something to eat in-between and…one parent to stay for the duration of the event.

 

If you’re not familiar with what a CoderDojo is, we’ll try and explain it a simple manner: a CoderDojo is a programming club for young people, usually between 7 and 17. The CoderDojo is essentially free, led by volunteers and community based.

It was born with the aim to help children and teenagers develop coding capabilities and skills, to develop their own apps, games, programs, to explore technology in a creative and fun environment. 

 

It’s meant to be a fun and sociable experience, where everybody can cooperate and learn from each other, letting the young approach technology without fear or too much discipline. 

 

To learn more, you can visit the CoderDojo Community website, or the CoderDojo Foundation one. 

 

As written above, on Saturday we’ll attend the Prado CoderDojo in Italy, and if you wish to attend you can subscribe here (in Italian), but if you’re too far away or busy the coming Saturday, then you can look for another Dojo near you or on a different date here.

 

We’ll report on Saturday’s Dojo very soon! Stay on line for photos and news from Prado!

 

 

Keep_calm_Coder_dojo Arduino


 

by Silvia Bianchi

 

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