Silicon Valley Code Camp for Kids 2014

300+ kids, 16 speakers (4 from middle/high school), 6 rooms, 24 sessions of 75 mins each = extremely rewarding weekend + inspired kids!

And the name is Silicon Valley Code Camp 2014 Kids Track.

300+ kids, wow! Is that the biggest known event focused on getting kids excited in technology ? :-)

The event covered topics ranging from Minecraft modding, Building your first iOS app, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Python, LEGO Mindstorms, Scratch, Squishy Circuits, and a whole lot more.

Check out some pictures from the event:

Check out complete set of pictures:

svcc2014-album

Many thanks to all the attendees, volunteers, parents, and of course Silicon Valley Code Camp organizers, especially Peter Kellner () for providing all the support to educate and inspire kids!

We’d love to have your kid deliver workshops for us next year. Help us increase the young presenters more. We’d also love female presenters, help us create gender balance in this otherwise imbalanced industry :-)

We’ll be back next year, bigger and better. Feel free to leave feedback on this blog.

Are you interested in opening a local Devoxx4Kids chapter in your city ?

Join www.meetup.com/Devoxx4Kids-BayArea if you are interested in an event that provides technology workshops for kids through out the year.

 

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  1. Valyne says:

    I am a coach for a First Lego League team (FLL). FLL is a competition using Lego Mindstorm robots for 9-14 year-olds. As part of the competition, we develop an innovative project based on a yearly theme. This year’s theme is about how different people learn. My team has decided to create a project to improve how someone with visual impairment learns to play Minecraft. One of our ideas is to create a mod where if you turn right it makes a sound and if you turn left it makes another sound. Is there a mod that exists that does this already and/or would it be difficult to make a mod like that? As you can deduce the other coaches and I don’t know much about Minecraft or programming. Any help/advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

  2. arungupta says:

    Thanks for your offer!

    Are you looking for help on creating Minecraft mods ?

  3. Valyne Anderson says:

    Thank you for responding! First, we are looking for a mod developer that could advise and guide us on this project. We need to know if this is a feasible project. We would really like it if the boys could develop a basic mod but don’t really know where to start. Any help you can provide would be appreciated! We would then reference you as a resource during our competition presentation. Please feel free to email me so I can give you more details.

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