How to get your kids into coding

A session at GOTO Copenhagen 2015

Monday 5th October, 2015

11:30am to 12:20pm (CET)

Today's kids are often referred to as "digital natives", because they are so used to computers and tech gadgets. But they are mostly *consumers* rather than producers. That's like being able to read, but not write. In this increasingly computer-powered world, all kids should get a chance to learn to *create* software rather than just consume. How can we make coding so fun that even normal non-geek kids want to learn? Henrik has four kids and has been experimenting with this for years. In this talk Jenny (10 yrs) and Dave (11 yrs) and their sidekick Henrik (42yrs) will demonstrate some useful tools and techniques for running kid-friendly coding workshops. We'll build fun games using Scratch, gain superpowers in Minecraft using LearnToMod, and fight epic battles using CodeCombat. This workshop is aimed at parents who want to help their kids get started with coding.

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Henrik Kniberg

Agile/Lean coach @ Spotify. Author "Scrum & XP from the Trenches" and "Lean from the Trenches"

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Time 11:30am12:20pm CET

Date Mon 5th October 2015

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  • Scrum and XP from the Trenches (Enterprise Software Development)

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