Aug. 12, 2014 By Michael Florio
This neighborhood’s local kids will have the opportunity to learn computer coding.
Two non-profit organizations, artspaceQ and the Variety Boys & Girls Club, are teaming up with the Sunnyside branch of the Queens Public Library to offer a free six-course class to 14 local children (ages 7-9), called “KidCode.”
KidCode, will be taught on Mondays and Tuesdays at 4 pm, starting October 6th. Hal Eager, programming designer with Door3—a Manhattan-based software/design firm– will be teaching the class.
Coding is the term used for creating instructions for a computer in order to get it to do something (see video of similar programs).
“Kids have the capacity to enjoy and invent their own concepts…building on the skills they are already picking up from games,” said Eager, who has a 7-year-old son.
The library will provide space, Wi-Fi and laptops for the class. The children will not need their own computer to take the course.
The program will be offered to local children on a first-come, first served basis.
For people with children interested in the program, please e-mail [email protected]