‘Explore Computer Science’ Program: 7-9 years

How will programming languages look like in the future? There is no guarantee that today’s languages, such as Java, HTML and C++ will be used in a few years time. But the core concepts and the ways to solve problems behind every programming language will continue to apply.

During this bootcamp of 15 weekly workshops, kids aged 7-12 years old will learn the core concepts which power computer science and programming.  The bootcamp will be taught by NewTechKids and offered via Ijsterk, an after-school program organiser in Amsterdam.

Concepts covered will include input/output, parts working together, feedback, computational thinking, algorithms and sequences, data (numbers and Booleans), variables and collections, loops , event handling, design and testing, among others.

Kids will explore programming through a mix of pen and paper exercises,  games, building a DIY computer kit, programming LEGO Mindstorms robots and other activities.

Please note: register will be done via Ijsterk based on school districts.

Program Partner: Ijsterk
Location: Amsterdam
Dates: September – December 2015
Languages: English and Dutch