Upcoming events

    • 01/11/2018
    • 05/17/2018
    • 19 sessions
    • Eastview Community Center, 4101 East 42 Street, Des Moines Iowa
    • 10

    The Coding Crew Homeschool Club is a coding club for homeschool students to learn and hone 21st century skills while having fun in a social setting. It is loosely modeled after a CoderDojo.

    In a club format, students will be coached as they work on projects that encourage initiative, creativity, problem-solving and collaboration. Projects will involve coding as well as design and making/tinkering. Example projects include, but are not limited to:

    • Coding LEGO Mindstorms robots to complete HydroDynamics missions
    • Decomposing, designing and coding a PacMan- or Battleship-type game
    • Brainstorming, designing and creating interactive team-based games
    • Researching, prototyping and coding interactive historical landscapes

    The Coding Crew Homeschool Club is coached by YouthCode.gurus, all whom have received favorable background checks by the YouthCode program. Coding Crew meets at the Eastview Community Center which graciously provides space for the club.

    Requirements:

    • Youth age 10 or above
    • Previously completed one YouthCode Scratch coding class
    There is no cost for students to participate. Students will be able to showcase their work at an open house for family and friends to be scheduled for sometime in May. Contact Tim for more information about Coding Crew or to sign up your student.

    • 01/16/2018
    • 03/06/2018
    • 8 sessions
    • Valley Community Center, 4444 Fuller Road, West Des Moines Iowa
    • 7
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    Music & sound iconIn this beginner Scratch class, students age nine or above learn basic computer science principles and coding skills while programming computers with CS First and Scratch. Each eight-week class consists of weekly 90 minute sessions where students are presented computer science principles, complete unplugged activities and create eight different music & sound-themed projects: 

    1. Introduction & Discovery
    2. Dance Party
    3. Musical Art
    4. Talent Show
    5. DJ Mixer
    6. Music Video
    7. Movie Sound Effects
    8. Thank You/Greeting Card

    Prerequisites

    • Youth ages 9 and above
    • Experience with keyboard and mouse
    • Completed online registration form
    Please review our list of frequently asked questions for more information about Scratch classes.

    CS First is a program of Google and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
    Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab and is available for free at scratch.mit.edu


    • 01/22/2018
    • 03/26/2018
    • 8 sessions
    • Johnston Public Library, 6700 Merle Hay Road, Johnston IA
    • 18

    Game design iconIn this game design coding class, students learn basic computer science principles and coding skills while programming computers using the block-based language Scratch. This class consists of eight, 60-minute sessions where students are presented computer science principles and create eight different game design projects:  Registration required. Grades 6 and up.

    1. Gaming Story
    2. Racing Game
    3. Maze Game
    4. Platform Game
    5. Escape Game
    6. Launcher Game
    7. Quest Game
    8. Cave Surfing Game

    Prerequisites

    • Students are expected to attend a majority of the eight sessions
    • Youth grades 6 and above
    • Experience with keyboard and mouse
    • Completed online registration through Johnston Public Library

    CS First is a program of Google and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
    Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab and is available for free at scratch.mit.edu

    • 01/27/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Des Moines Central Campus High School, 1800 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA

    Is your student curious how the Internet works and what cybersecurity means? Does your student like puzzles & challenges? Does your student like to learn and have fun?

    If so, your student may be interested in attending Central Con, a new technology event presented by The Technology Association of Iowa and HyperStream.

    Central Con is a FREE event for current middle school and high school students who want to learn how to protect the Internet through cybersecurity. No previous knowledge is required. Students only have to be ready to have fun and learn! Free swag and prizes will be given away and lunch will be provided! 

    Learn more and register your student at centralcon.tech.

    NOTE: Organizers recommend students bring a laptop computer and be chaperoned by an adult if group size is 10 or more. YouthCode.guru Tim will be a chaperone at the conference and can bring a laptop for your student if you contact him in advance. 

    • 03/26/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Eastview Community Center, 4101 E 42nd Street, Des Moines Iowa
    • 13
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    Families welcome!

    At this free, family-friendly Hour of Code event, we welcome all individuals, ages 6 to 106, to be a student and receive an introductory experience with coding and computer science in a safe, supportive environment. Students chose themes of Minecraft, Moana or Star Wars for their hands-on project. Snacks and a completion certificate for each student will be provided!

    NOTE: Please register each student separately (including adults who want to join in) so we have an accurate accounting of how many computers will be required.

    The Hour of Code is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. 


    • 04/03/2018
    • 05/22/2018
    • 8 sessions
    • Valley Community Center, 44444 Fuller Road, West Des Moines IA
    • 11
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    In this beginner Scratch class, students age nine or above learn basic computer science principles and coding skills while programming computers with CS First and Scratch. Each eight-week class consists of weekly 90 minute sessions where students are presented computer science principles, complete unplugged activities and create eight different art-themed projects: 

    1. Introduction & Discovery
    2. Animation
    3. Interactive Art
    4. Paint with Tera
    5. Graffiti
    6. Digital Art
    7. Building Blocks of Architecture
    8. Greeting Card

    Prerequisites

    • Youth ages 9 and above
    • Experience with keyboard and mouse
    • Completed online registration form
    Please review our list of frequently asked questions for more information about Scratch classes.

    CS First is a program of Google and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
    Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab and is available for free at scratch.mit.edu


    • 04/05/2018
    • 05/24/2018
    • 8 sessions
    • Eastview Community Center, 4101 E 42nd St, Des Moines IA
    • 14
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    In this Scratch class, students age nine or above extend basic computer science principles and coding skills while programming computers with CS First and Scratch. Each eight-week class consists of weekly 90 minute sessions where students are presented computer science principles, complete unplugged activities and create eight different sports-themed projects: 

    1. Victory Celebration
    2. Sports Commentary
    3. Net Sports Game
    4. Fitness Gadget Commercial
    5. All-Star Passing Drill
    6. Batter Up
    7. Extreme Sports
    8. Post-Game Interview

    Prerequisites

    • Youth ages 9 and above
    • Experience with keyboard and mouse
    • Completed online registration form
    Please review our list of frequently asked questions for more information about Scratch classes.

    CS First is a program of Google and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
    Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab and is available for free at scratch.mit.edu


Past events

12/05/2017 Computer Science Education Week: Hour of Code
12/05/2017 Computer Science Education Week: Hour of Code
12/04/2017 Computer Science Education Week: Hour of Code
11/18/2017 FIRST® LEGO® League Teams Regional Tournament
11/12/2017 FIRST® LEGO® League Teams "Dress Rehearsal"
10/23/2017 DMACC Ankeny STEM Festival
09/28/2017 Scratch Coding Class: Art
09/25/2017 Hour of Code
09/25/2017 Scratch Coding Class: Game Design
09/24/2017 Johnston Maker Day
09/15/2017 Scratch Coding Class: Music & Sound
09/12/2017 Homeschool Hour of Code
08/28/2017 Hour of Code
08/26/2017 Kid Coding (Unplugged)
07/31/2017 Computer Science Coding Camp: Python
07/31/2017 Computer Science Coding Camp: Python
07/27/2017 Maker Meetup: Strawkets
07/24/2017 Computer Science Robotics Camp
07/17/2017 Maker Monday: Kaleidoscopes
07/17/2017 Computer Science Coding Camp: Scratch Music & Sound
07/11/2017 Hour of Code
07/10/2017 Computer Science Coding Camp: Scratch Sports
06/26/2017 Hour of Code
06/19/2017 Maker Monday: Strawkets
05/15/2017 Maker Monday: Strawkets
05/08/2017 Hour of Code
04/10/2017 Hour of Code
04/07/2017 Beginner Scratch Class: Art
04/07/2017 Intermediate Scratch Class: Sports
04/04/2017 Metro-Area STEM Fest
04/04/2017 Intermediate Scratch Class: Game Design
03/13/2017 Hour of Code
03/07/2017 Hour of Code
01/31/2017 Robotics with Finch Class
01/20/2017 Beginner Scratch Class: Art
01/17/2017 Intermediate Scratch Class: Game Design
01/10/2017 Hour of Code
12/07/2016 Hour of Code
12/05/2016 Hour of Code
10/17/2016 Beginner Scratch Class: Music & Sound
10/17/2016 Beginner Scratch Class: Art
10/13/2016 Pilot Scratch Robotics Class
07/19/2016 Intermediate Scratch Class: Game Design
07/19/2016 Beginner Scratch Class: Storytelling
07/18/2016 Beginner Scratch Class: Storytelling
07/18/2016 Beginner Scratch Class: Music & Sound
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