Many local schools (and even a church, lol) are preparing for the “Hour of Code” that officially kicks off on December 7th. I just learned of yet another opportunity that is open to the public if you want to learn what all the fuss is about. On December 8th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, the Siebel Center will open its doors to learners of all ages. Here is a word from one of the organizers:
“We will have this open to everyone in the community. It is targeted for school aged children from K-12 but anyone that comes can participate. We will have some of our staff here, some of our UIUC students, and [a local teacher] and some of her 4th grade class volunteering and helping with the program.”
Heather L. Zike
Undergraduate Program Specialist & Academic Advisor
Department of Computer Science UIUC
I am sure there will be many other opportunities as well, both during regular school time after after-hours. I’ll try to list them as I learn specifics.
On the topic of learning how to code, I also learned today of a really cool local Python club – I encourage you to check this out:
“Py-CU is Champaign-Urbana’s Python User Group.
We are a bunch of people who want to get together to learn, teach, share and discuss all things related to the Python programming language.”