Join Women in Tech for our monthly coding series, Coding & Cupcakes. Parents and daughters are invited to attend sessions to learn about code and bond while working on programming projects together. Our mission is to get girls excited about code at a young age and to dispel any notion that coding isn't for girls. Did we mention there are cupcakes, yummy, yummy, cupcakes!
In this workshop attendees will learn to program robotic bracelets called Jewelbots using C++ and the Arduino IDE.
Jewelbots are bluetooth-enabled smart bracelets and are the first developed social coding toy. The best way for kids to learn new skills is by working together. The Jewelbots curriculum makes it easy to guide kids into making their own discoveries, building confidence and of course learning to code.
C++ is a high-level programming language that is now used to write applications for nearly every available platform. Compared to most previous languages, C++ is easier to read, more flexible, and more efficient at using memory. Because of the power and flexibility of the language, most software programs today are written in C++.
Arduino IDE (Integrated Development Environment) is a cross-platform application that is used to write and upload programs (code) to Arduino compatible boards (example: the Jewelbot).
The Jewelbot is connected to a computer via a USB port, where it 'talks' with the Arduino IDE. The user writes the code in the Arduino IDE that will tell the Jewelbot what to do (example: flash yellow, flash blue, flash red and finally buzz), the finished code then gets uploaded to the Jewelbot which either executes the code immediately or only when certain variables are met.
Didn't quite follow that breakdown? That's ok! That is what this workshop is for! There will be lots of guidance and support for those with little to no coding experience so come join the Coding & Cupcakes fun!
• One ticket per parent/adult chaperone.
• One ticket per daughter.
• No coding experience necessary.
• One wifi-enabled laptop between each mother and daughter is required.
• The minimum age requirement is the ability to read, type, and use a mouse.
• Delicious cupcakes from Sweet Petites KC will be provided for coding fuel!
• Please review Kansas City Women in Technology's Code of Conduct.
Dads, they love you and have expanded what was previously a mother & daughter event to father & daughter teams too! It will be a fun, easy introduction to coding, so please encourage the ladies in your life to attend.
Do you need financial assistance and/or a laptop to attend? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unable to attend, you must cancel 48 hours prior to the event to receive a refund!