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December 2019

CoderDojoDSM Meetup: Christmas Coding Challenge

December 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lean TECHniques, Inc., 9165 Northpark Dr, Johnston, IA 50131
Johnston, IA 50131 US
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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 Lean TECHniques, an information technology and software development company based in Johnston.CoderDojoDSM is free and students of all skill levels are welcome.This month will include a special Christmas coding challenge to be shared at the meetup.A…

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January 2020

CoderDojoDSM Meetup

January 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Source Allies, 4501 NW Urbandale Dr, Urbandale, IA 50322
Urbandale, IA 50322 US
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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 Source Allies, a technology services company based in Urbandale.CoderDojoDSM is free and students of all skill levels are welcome.A parent or guardian is required to complete the registration process. Youth age 8–13 require a parent or guardian…

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Iowa FIRST LEGO League State Championship

January 18 - January 19
Iowa State University, 537 Bissell Road
Ames, IA 50011 United States

The CITY SHAPER Season Iowa FLL State Championship will be held on Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, 2020 on the Iowa State University College of Engineering campus!

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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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Free

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

Hour of Code™: An Introduction to Coding

March 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Valley Community Center, 4444 Fuller Road
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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Free

Hour of Code™ is a nationwide initiative to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. At this free, family-friendly workshop, we welcome all individuals age 6 and above to receive an introductory experience to coding and computer science in a safe, supportive environment. Students will choose themes of Angry Birds, Minecraft, Moana, Star Wars or Dance Party for their hands-on project as they watch video-based tutorials, complete coding objectives, and learn basic coding skills.…

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May 2020

Ready. Set. Robot! An Introduction to Robotics

May 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Valley Community Center, 4444 Fuller Road
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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Free

While many of us cringe at the thought of self-driving cars, the reality of robots is upon us. From applications in agriculture and manufacturing to healthcare, military and public safety, robots are used in many industries and the applications aren’t slowing down. There is no question the next generation will be a big part of the ongoing growth of robotics! Ready Set Robot! is an enrichment experience for youth age 8 and above to learn basics about robotics. At this…

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August 2020

Tech Camp 2020

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - August 6 @ 4:15 pm
Virtual
Free

Tech Camp 2020 Virtual Edition will take place from Monday, August 3 through Thursday, August 6, 1:00 to 4:15pm daily. Through a virtual format, registered students will participate in two general/keynote sessions and two learning sessions over the four days. Learning sessions will include introductory and advanced topics covering coding with Python, web development with HTML/CSS/JavaScript, game development with PlayCanvas, programming an Arduino with Tinkercad, an information security capture the flag challenge and more. Tech Camp 2020 is free and…

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October 2020

TechTime Workshop: Create a Ghost-Catching Game in Scratch

October 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual
Free

Get ready for Halloween by creating your own clicker game to catch ghosts! In this fun, hands-on virtual workshop, students ages 10 to 15 will learn the basics of coding using the block-based programming language, Scratch. Students will follow instructions to create the game and learn basic coding concepts of sequencing, repetition, events, randomness and variables. A computer with internet connection is required as students will be receiving instruction via virtual meeting software and coding in Scratch at the same time.…

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November 2020

CoderDojoDSM Meetup

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Join us at CoderDojoDSM! Each month at CoderDojoDSM, youth ages 9 to 18 can 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 is free and students of all skill levels are welcome. CoderDojoDSM meetups facilitate exploratory learning through project-based work. Students are welcome to bring projects of their own or we can suggest a project. Local technology professionals serve as volunteer mentors…

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