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January 2020

Inventing with Makey Makey

January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Franklin Avenue Library, 5000 Franklin Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310 United States
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By connecting everyday objects to computer programs, Makey Makey electronic boards enable anyone to become an inventor. At this workshop for youth ages twelve and above, students will have fun making interactive projects like playing musical notes when touching fruit. All equipment is provided and registration is required.

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February 2020

CoderDojoDSM Meetup

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group, 9505 Northpark Drive
Johnston, IA 50131 United States
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. CoderDojoDSM meetups are free and students of all skill levels are welcome. This month's meetup will be at John Deere’s new Intelligent Solutions Group facility in Urbandale. A parent or guardian is required to complete the registration process. Youth age 8–13 require…

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March 2020

CoderDojoDSM Meetup

March 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 US
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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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April 2020

Coding Animations: An Introduction to Scratch

April 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Franklin Avenue Library, 5000 Franklin Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310 United States
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Free

Scratch is a great way for students to be introduced to coding. Not only is Scratch fun, but by using blocks (think digital LEGOs®) instead of text, emphasis is placed on learning coding fundamentals rather than worrying about the syntax of programming language. Scratch uses blocks of code that are placed together to create programs of instructions, if/then statements, loops, expressions, and so on. Scratch also brings together communities of content creators by allowing Scratchers to share their work, remix…

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