Go from playing video games to creating them during the Coding: Game Design programming series for children.
Starting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in the downtown library, kids taking part in Coding Game Design will begin learning how to use programming skills to make eight different games from a simple racing game to a quest-type game, children can learn programming and building a video game like ones they’ve played.
Coding Game Design will take place every Thursday until the final afternoon May 3.
Kids will build eight complete projects while they learn vital computer science concepts and techniques. Registration is expected to ensure enough computers are available for everyone. Participants are encouraged to commit to all eight weeks, otherwise they won’t be able to get the full experience.
“We hope kids will be excited about this opportunity to learn about coding,” said Allison McLean, head of the library’s Young People’s Services.
In addition to learning coding and exploring computer science, students will be able to learn more about how technology is used to make their favorite games.
Those signing up do not need any prior computer experience.