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Hour of Code @ ANU

ANU CECS, Kid Technic and Digital Careers

Thursday, 11 December 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm (AEDT)

Hour of Code @ ANU

Registration Information

Type Remaining End Quantity
Introduction to Scratch
Join Phil, Kid Technic’s lead instructor for an introduction to SCRATCH. SCRATCH is a programming language where you can create your own interactive stories, games and animations. In the process of designing and programming scratch projects, young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively. Suitable for ages 8+ . Bring you own laptop or tablet with a browser if you can.
3 Registrations Ended Free  
Introduction to Programming Lego Mindstorms Robots
Join a team of Kid Technic Instructors for an introduction to programming Lego Mindstorms Robots. The robots will be built so all you have to do is start programming them using the LEGO EV3 software - you will learn how to program the robot to navigate a maze. Suitable for ages 8+ . You don’t need to bring anything with you.
2 Registrations Ended Free  
Hour of Code Activity
In the Hour of Code, you'll take your first steps with Processing, a language for creating interactive visual artworks. You’ll learn to code up a simple scene and make it interactive with the mouse! Computer musician and ANU PhD student, Charles Martin will be on hand to help you code creatively!
6 Registrations Ended Free  

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Event Details

Do you live in the ACT?  Would you like to learn more abour computer science, programming and robotics? You are invited to participate in the Hour of Code @ ANU proudly organised by the Australian National University College of Computer Science and Engineering, Kid Technic and Digital Careers! 

Hour of Code @ ANU is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify it and show that anybody can learn the basics of coding and robotics. You don't need experience! 

Our goal is simple: we want more people to understand what technology really is and encourage kids to consider IT as a career.

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. The largest learning event in history will take place in 2014 during Computer Science Learning Week from December 8th to December 14th - please join us and explore the world of computer science!

Want to get involved?

1. Register for one of the workshops (they will all run simultaneously)

2. Show up 

3. Learn something new 

4. Have fun!


Event schedule

5:30pm - registrations

6:00pm - workshops begin

7:00 - workshops conclude, refreshments

Have questions about Hour of Code @ ANU? Contact ANU CECS, Kid Technic and Digital Careers

When & Where

The Australian National University
CSIT Building 108
North Road
Canberra, ACT 2600

Thursday, 11 December 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm (AEDT)

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ANU CECS, Kid Technic and Digital Careers

The ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science is committed to providing opportunities for young students to explore the exciting world of technology! The College offers degrees in Advanced Computing, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Engineering, and unique R&D degrees.

 Kid Technic offers Engineering and Technology enrichment course to students in Years 5 - Year 8. Creative problem solving, experimentation and risk taking are the foundation of our courses. It is our aim to equip your children with skills for their future and to enhance and focus their potential. Children interested in Science and Technology are our future inventors and innovators. We want to inspire their creativity and celebrate them as our future champions. Kid Technic offers school holiday programs, after-school classes and incursions in Canberra. Visit to learn more.

 Digital Careers is a collaborative initiative of industry, research, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions, and government, focused on reducing the critical shortage of Australian ICT (Information and Communication Technology) professionals by raising awareness and interest in ICT careers and  growing and diversifying the pool of tertiary students preparing for a career in the ICT industry.

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