Scratch Hackathon at Design/Code/Build

Starting with kid-friendly Scratch to reinforce high-level conceptual thinking about game programming and design, students will have all the tools necessary to create his or her own games to share online with their friends and the Scratch community. We will also explore JavaScript programming, and discover how playing around in Scratch has prepared students for being able to program in JavaScript and other programming languages. We will talk in depth about what makes a game fun, and learn how to make and use cool graphics and sounds to keep people interested in playing.

We will have daily challenges where students will be asked to iterate game features quickly. They will also have the opportunity to work in depth on a project of their choice through the course of the week. We will award prizes daily and have a Best Of awards ceremony at the end of the week.

Sign up early, and transform the way your child thinks about gaming this summer!

DATE: July 10-14
TIME: 1pm-4pm
LEVEL: Beginner to Advanced
AGE: 7-17
LOCATION: UCSD

Pair with Code Your Own Coloring Book in the morning for a full-day camp.