Let's Learn to Code!
Published on Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 9:45am
Hey you! Like spending lots of time on Facebook and Instagram? Sure. But have you ever wondered how an app works or how to build a website? Learning different programming languages to do all that is much simpler than you think!
Programming language, or code, is the set of instructions you give a computer. Writing code (or coding) is something anyone can learn, and it is surprisingly fun. (Take it from someone who is still a beginner at all of this.)
Interested? Come to the library on March 15 at 2 p.m. As a grand finale for Teen Tech Week, we’re running a coding class for beginners: you don’t need to know how programming works, or what Python is. You’ll be learning those things, and many more. Best of all, we’re going to be learning from the experts!
Volunteers from The Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu, a group which runs workshops to teach teens everything from basic computer skills to programming, cybersecurity, and app design, are partnering with the library to help you become a cyberninja. If you are between the ages of 13 and 19, and you want to find out more about any of this, come to MLK’s Teen Space -- Room 208 on March 15 at 2:00 pm. I’ll be there, learning alongside you. See you then!
If you have any questions, please call 202-727-5535.
Don't want to wait until March 15? Here are some books to help you get started right away:
- Hello World!: Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners by Warren Sande and Carter Sande
- Python for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming by Jason R. Briggs
- Visual Basic Game Programming for Teens by Jonathan S. Harbour
- Unreal Tournament Game Programming for Teens by John P. Flynt with Brandon Booth
- Professional iPhone and iPad Application Development by Gene Backlin
- Think Like a Programmer: An Introduction to Creative Problem Solving by V. Anton Spraul