We’re going to be joining learners, teachers and community app developers this weekend at the MaRS Discovery District for the #EdAppHack, a two-day learning opportunity, using the Hackathon model to address the changing dialogue between students and their teachers, mentors, and industry professionals. #EdAppHack will be focusing on the theme of STEM and using the hands-on experience to address concerns and talking points on the changing nature of education, all while creating original apps and with the aide of various supportive collaborators. There’s also going to be a keynote by Robleh Jama, founder of Tiny Hearts, an award winning app studio based here in Toronto, and lots of industry professionals from all ends of Toronto.
Both students and teachers will be able to get their hands dirty, work together and collaborate to brainstorm, build and pitch their app ideas, and it’s all going down this weekend. To get involved, visit edapphack.com and sign up.
Hey DevTO community!
Know any kids that would like to learn to code? Well there is a great and free event happening this Sunday, September 15 at the CSI.
From 10 A.M. – 1 P.M. kids from ages 10-17 are invited to come down and to “work proactively to eliminate gender and socioeconomic barriers to computer science by providing a no-cost way for young people to experience programming early—and have fun doing it!”
CoderDojoTO is a free, friendly environment where kids can learn programming. Their aim is to provide free and open learning to youth, with a special emphasis on computer programming. Start those kids early and open them up to a world of possibilities and opportunities.
9 tickets are left, and you can buy them here.
The hashtag for the event is #CoderDojoTO, and if you’re interested in mentoring or just plain volunteering, drop them a line!
Hey DevTO community!
You’ve heard of us gabbing about the great maker movement and the Toronto Mini Maker Faire (that’s happening in only a couple weeks! Tickets are 50% off now!), but have you heard about MakerKids? Now your kids have a chance to be inspired, to think creatively and to hone in on those great talents with Toronto’s MakerKids!
MakerKids is a makerspace for youth in Toronto. They offer hands-on after school programs, open shops for kids, teens and adults, workshops, Minecraft programs and birthday parties for adults and kids based on 3D printing, electronics, woodworking, programming, sewing, crafting and making of all kinds! Their 10 week after school programs are starting next week: Inventions on Mondays and Robotics on Wednesdays.
To register for these programs and other events for kids, teens or adults, sign-up at http://makerkids.eventbrite.ca/
Have a great weekend!