Coding is the literacy of the digital age: more than a powerful tool, it has become a whole new language to be spoken fluently by everyone in the 21st century. And since proper use and advanced understanding of information technology will be the key to many jobs in the future, we have our role to play, today, in ensuring no child is left behind. It is in our generation’s hands to empower young Africans with the coding skills they need to thrive in tomorrow’s workplace and become key actors of Africa‘s economic development.
This is what brought SAP, Simplon.co, Ampion, the Galway Education Centre, the Cape Town Science Centre and the King Baudouin Foundation to give birth to Africa Code Week, a historic educational initiative that will deliver hundreds of coding workshops for African youth (aged 8 to 24), across 17 countries from Oct 1 to Oct 10, 2015.
The Cape Town Science Centre has an exciting programme planned for Africa Code Week from 1 to 10 October 2015, which will be implemented at the Cape Town Science Centre.
Also, see exciting information below on on-line courses and the Africa Code Week Bus, which will travel to Hermanus, Bredasdorp, Worcester and Vredenburg/Saldanha, ensuring more young kids have access to this exciting opportunity.
PLEASE NOTE: This programme will be updated as new information becomes available!
FREE Scratch Coding workshops every day from 1 to 10 October
Scratch is a fast, fun, and easy way to get started in computer science.
The Scratch software application is freely available and makes it easy to create interactive stories, animations, games, music, an art, and share these creations on the Web. Scratch is used worldwide by teachers to teach the basics of computer programming and as young people create and share Scratch projects (over 10 million to date!), they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively!
Dates: 1 to 10 October 2015
Times: 9:30 to 10:30, 11:00 to 12:00, 12:30 to 13:30, 14:30 to 15:30 or 16:00 to 17:00
To book: 021 300 3200 or email@example.com
Suitable for: Ages 8 to 12
Venue: Cape Town Science Centre Board Room
Note: There is no charge to attend these workshops. Should you also wish to visit the Main Exhibition Floor of the CTSC, standard entry fees will apply.
“Festival of Code” – two days of celebrating coding – Saturdays, 3 & 10 October
Exciting activities planned for both days – meet Charles Babbage (the Father of computers) and Ada Lovelace (evidently the first coder) for tea, Speed Date a Coder, hear personal stories of success first hand from young award winning App developers, get introduced to KANO, take part in coding
Build your own Whatsapp! – Saturday & Sunday, 3 and 4 October
For 18 to 24 year olds, this 2.5hr course is FREE. For further course details – visit www.africacodeweek.org/sites/5551c60a0905eb7c7c000002/pdf/18-24-EN.pdf
Spread the word and come along. Booking Essential!
Dates & Times: Saturday, 3 October @ 14:00 & Sunday, 4 October @ 10:30 & 14:00
To book: 021 300 3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Suitable for: Ages 18 to 24 years old
Venue: Cape Town Science Centre Multimedia Room
Note: There is no charge to attend these workshops
FREE on-line courses – starting 1 October
There will be two free courses available on-line and are divided into two age groups:
– Teaching Programming to Young Learners is aimed at teachers, parents, and guardians of children aged 8-11 to enable adults to support children during their coding journey.
– Teens Get Coding is aimed at 12-17 year olds who want to get started with coding in a fun and interactive system, including creating interactive computer games.
Please follow the link for further information. The video’s give excellent information:
Not to mention a host of other cool activities for the week as part of the CTSC HOLIDAY PROGRAMME
AND if you live in Hermanus, Bredasdorp, Worcester or Vredenburg/Saldanha... look out for the AFRICA CODE WEEK BUS and your chance to join a Scratch coding workshop!
VERY USEFUL INFORMATION…
FOR ALL BOOKINGS: 021 300 3200 OR email@example.com
FOR UPDATES ON THE CTSC PROGRAMME: visit our website (www.ctsc.org.za) to subscribe to our newsletter and Like us on Facebook!
LEARN MORE ABOUT AFRICA CODE WEEK: visit www.africacodeweek.org
HOST A CODING ACTIVITY DURING AFRICA CODE WEEK: log your event on the map www.africacodeweek.org/map or call Julie Cleverdon 021 300 3200 or 083 276 9501 for further details.
Join us for this fabulous week – we look forward to hearing from you!