St. Ann teens learn to code

March 29, 2017 by  

The Rock Road Library is helping teenagers in St. Ann get a jump start on their future with the Coding 101: Game Design workshop series.

The eight-week lecture series promises interesting subject manner and fantastic goodies to take home.

Computer Programming is a highly valuable field and can be learned by anyone with an interest. To help encourage learning, the series will focus on the tools needed to program games. Participants will work with the Google Computer Science First program using Scratch, an entry language into programming designed by the MIT Creative Lab. By the end of the project, students will have created a simple game they can take home and play with their friends.

A greater reward than programming experience is being offered, however; teens who sign up for the course and manage to complete all eight lessons will receive a free Chromebook, as well as a T-shirt with a special logo design for the course. These freebies offer participants to expand their knowledge long after the lessons are over as they continue on their own personal laptops. Due to the limited supply of free computers, registration is required and only one teen per household can participate.

Coding 101: Game Design will begin on April 6 at 6:30 pm, and will take place once every week through mid-May at the Rock Road Branch of the St. Louis County Library, located at 10267 St. Charles Rock Rd. Participation is limited to students ages 10 to 14. Anyone looking for more information should contact the library directly.