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September 2019

CoderDojoDSM Meetup

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hy-Vee Helpful Smiles Technology Center, 3801 S James St Suite 400, Grimes, IA 50111
Grimes, IA 50111
Free

Join us at CoderDojoDSM! Each month at CoderDojoDSM, students ages 8 – 18 learn to code, build a website, create an app or game, program a robot, or simply explore technology in a less-structured, creative, and social environment. This month's meetup will be at the Hy-Vee Helpful Smiles Technology Center, a premier midwest innovation center that fosters creativity and collaboration. CoderDojoDSM is free and students of all skill levels are welcome. A parent or guardian is required to complete the…

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October 2019

Hour of Code

October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Franklin Avenue Library, 5000 Franklin Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310 United States
Free

At this free, family-friendly Hour of Code event, we welcome all individuals ages 8+ to receive an introductory experience to coding and computer science in a safe, supportive environment. Kids will choose themes of Minecraft, Moana or Star Wars for their hands-on project as they watch video-based tutorials, complete coding objectives, and learn basic coding skills. No prior experience is needed but familiarity with a computer keyboard and mouse is helpful. Parents, we encourage you to enjoy this learning experience…

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DMACC-Ankeny STEM Festival

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DMACC-Ankeny FFA Enrichment Center, 1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy
Ankeny, IA 50023 United States
Free

Come visit the Tech Journey booth at this year's DMACC-Ankeny STEM Festival.  "STEM is about learning, investigation and career readiness, but it’s also about having FUN! The South Central Regional Hub partners with local community leaders and educators to host annual Family STEM Festivals. Exhibitors from throughout Iowa spark student and parent interest with hands-on learning ranging from driving robots and trying virtual welding to testing chemical reactions and building structures. Each festival is quickly becoming a community-wide, must attend…

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November 2019

Ready Set Robot!

November 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Franklin Avenue Library, 5000 Franklin Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310 United States
Free

Ready Set Robot is an introductory enrichment experience for youth ages 8+ to freely explore and learn about robotics. At this fun, hands-on workshop, students receive a brief overview of robotics and then spend time programming age-appropriate robots in a safe and supportive environment. No prior experience is needed but familiarity with a computer keyboard and mouse is helpful for programming most of the robots. Parents, we encourage you to enjoy this learning experience with younger students. All equipment is…

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Hour of Code

November 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Clive Public Library, 1900 NW 114th St
Clive, IA 50325 United States
Free

At this free, family-friendly Hour of Code event, we welcome all individuals ages 6+ to receive an introductory experience to coding and computer science in a safe, supportive environment. Youth will choose themes of Minecraft, Moana or Star Wars for their hands-on project as they watch video-based tutorials, complete coding objectives, and learn basic coding skills. No prior experience is needed but familiarity with a computer keyboard and mouse is helpful. For children ages 6-7, parents please plan to stay…

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