Dunedin Code Red Workshop


Code Red “Learn to Code” Workshops are a collaboration between Gamefroot, The Public Libraries Association of New Zealand and various city councils including Hutt, Nelson, Dunedin, Porirua, Gisborne and Timaru City Councils.

Participants are taken through making a game from start to finish. During that process are being taught computer programming principles that prepare them for the 21st century job market.

Last week Dave from team Gamefroot ran Code Red Workshop #1 at the Dunedin Public Library. Feedback from students and parents at the workshops and the community event was very positive. The event was also covered by the Otago Daily Times.

Here’s the low down:

29/9/2015 – Teachers Workshop
7 teachers attended, 1 returned as a mentor on the Wednesday. Her son was attending the workshop

30/9/2015 – Workshop (10-14 year olds)
23 attended (12 had laptops)

1/10/2015 – Workshop (10-14 year olds)
21 attended (13 had laptops)

2/10 Workshop (15-18 year olds)
14 attended (11 had laptops)

2/10/2015 Community Event
32 attended

Location & Computers
The teachers workshop took place in the Dunningham Suite on the 4th floor of the Dunedin city library using teachers laptops and APNK wifi.

The students workshops took place in the computer room on the 1st floor of the city library using students laptops, Library APNK PCs and APNK wifi. The community event took place in the Dunningham Room on the 4th floor of the city library.

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