Teaching kids to code 2.0

Speakers: Whitney Tennant & David Campey

Track: Teaching and Learning with Python

Type: Talk

Room: Boundary Room

Time: Oct 10 (Thu), 13:30

Duration: 0:45

This is a joint talk featuring David Campey and Whitney Tennant

In this talk (which is a new and improved version of David Campey's 2018 talk on teaching kids to code) we'll discuss:

  • Software and games available to teach kids how to code

  • Microcontrollers and other fun gadgets

  • How to get involved if you would like to mentor

  • Best practices for making sure it's fun and enjoyable for kids

Having taught kids how to code in partnership with CoderDojo (a worldwide free community-driven coding education program) David Campey has created CoderLevelUp. CoderLevelUp is a for-purpose initiative which aims to expand the network for free coding education for kids in South Africa. He heads up the dojo at the science center in CT for teaching kids to code. He has also recently started a class in Gugulethu.

Whitney Tennant met David through PyConZA because of last years talk on this topic. She has since volunteered, is an active mentor and excited to be part of growing CoderLevelUp.