July 27 – 31, 2020
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Show and Tell for Parents at 11:00 AM)
Teacher: Walter Briggs
Strangely enough, working with a computer is like feeding yourself. Some people prefer to eat in a restaurant. They don’t have any idea how their meal was made or what went into making it, but they are happy to eat it. They are like the people who run word processors, spread sheets, and games on the computer. They have no idea how the process came to exist, but they like what it does. Then there are people who take a box of cake mix, add an egg, and a bit of milk and end up with a cake. They are like the drag and drop programmers who pull pre-written modules together to gain a result and have some idea of what they instructed the computer to do. Finally, there are the cooks who take a recipe and assemble each and every ingredient in the sequence and manner instructed and proudly produce a product for which they can take full credit. This last group are those who write every line of instructions for the computer, have full control over what the computer does, and can modify the process whenever needed.
“Learning to Speak Computereze” will teach you how to write the programs (recipes) which let you make the computer do what you want. Like any language, we will start with very simple conversations like “Me Tarzan, you Jane” and work up to more complex things. As a side benefit, most computer languages share common features, so learning one language will make learning a second or third much easier.
Level: Grade 5 – 8
Cost: $125 for the week-long summer camp – scholarships are available (lunch included)
Registration can also be done by phone/email:
Payment can be made online or by check made out to Coding for Kids and sent to Loey Knapp, 526 E 3rd St, Stevensville, MT 59870
The spot will be held for 5 days post registration while waiting for payment – after that the seat will be reopened for other students.