A CLUB for young people interested in learning basic programming has begun in Warragul.
Above: the CoderDojo club's first meeting in Warragul. Supplied.
First published in the 29 May 2015 edition of the Warragul & Baw Baw Citizen. Get your copy today free from retailers across Baw Baw.
The Warragul CoderDojo club has invited children from the ages of seven to 17 to come join others for classes at the Business Support Centre every Wednesday.
The classes run for two hours from 16:00 until 18:00 and are designed to develop students’ skills from the ground up.
Teresa Mitchell, one of the club organisers, said in a media release the focus of the classes depended on what the children wanted to learn
She said the information taught would become essential in the digital age as “everything has a coding background.”
The classes will focus on programming robots and using basic coding languages like Scratch and Ruby.
The club presently has eight students.
Interest in the club has grown and it is hoped more clubs will be formed across Gippsland soon.
CoderDojo is a global organisation of more than 470 clubs originating from Ireland.
Students from seven to 12 years of age must attend with an adult guardian.
Students from 13 to 17 years of age must present evidence of permission from an adult guardian.
All children must use their own laptop.
Expressions of interest can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting Business Support Centre Warragul directly on 5623 3332.
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