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ALT.Labs Juniors 1 – Introduction to Coding via Scratch (Drag and Drop Programming)

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ALT.Labs Juniors 1 – Introduction to Coding via Scratch (Drag and Drop Programming)

18 January 2020 8:30am - 11:30am
MaGIC (Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre) View map
Admission FREE
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The ALT.Labs Juniors series aim to give kids/young adults of the community an introduction to the world of coding, computer science and many more interesting topics that we feel are important for youngsters to learn and be exposed to at an early age. This course is a fun way to introduce drag-and drop coding for these young minds to easily understand and spark an interest in the revolving world of technology we live in. We will be introducing the Scratch platform to try out the actual drag-and drop coding scripts. But before that let’s have some fun with simple hands on activities to introduce what is coding.

This is an introductory and interactive session; hence no coding experience is necessary. We will be going through how to use the Scratch platform. So, come along and enjoy the session. This session is open to kids aged 7 to 9 years.

Requirements

  • Bring own laptop
  • Sweater
  • Pencils and paper
  • Parents can create a free Scratch account for your kids (this is to save any coding they have done) but we can also use Scratch without creating an account
  • One parent or guardian is allowed to accompany the child throughout the session
  • (Optional) Water and snacks.

Agenda

Time Activity
8:30 AM Registration
9:00 AM ALT.Labs Junior start programming
11:30 AM  End (Lunch/Refreshment not provided)

Who Should Attend

  • Junior Programmer

Our Speaker

Vayuna Nagalingam

Executive Director of Oxygen Technologies

Vayuna is the Executive Director of Oxygen Technologies in which she co-founded to focus in the area of Education, Energy and Healthcare. They co-created ALT.Labs where they conduct various topics on Industry 4.0, mainly in Data Science and AI, coding for kids and many other topics free for the community and advanced topics for the industries they are focused in.

As an ex-accountant at a renowned telecommunications firm turned businesswoman, she has won the TechStars Woman Startup Malaysia in 2018, led the digital revolution at a local healthcare NGO and is now focusing on revolutionizing the education landscape as a new mother.

To support her passion in education, she has given coding courses to various groups of students as she is a firm believer that the younger generation should start learning to code as soon as possible. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Management (Honours) from the Upper Iowa University, USA in 2009.