The Linux Foundation is pleased to present our annual Kids Day at Open Source Summit North America 2017!
Using the popular open source kids programming language Scratch, LA Makerspace, a local nonprofit that brings coding education to communities in need, will lead a fun and interactive activity with a web component so that off-site children can also participate.
The project will introduce kids to the concept of "open source" and how they can collaboratively code with others using a blocks-based programming language.
Kids will work together on laptops to create a collaborative multiplayer game where their avatars can interact, controlled by vision sensing. They will also use MaKey Makeys to incorporate "in real life" components of the environment - such as a ball pit - to trigger events in the game. Kids from everywhere will be able to participate in building and playing games via the internet.
Once the project is completed on the day of the event, it will be available via Scratch's platform, permanently, for kids to continue working together on future development.
LA Makerspace designed the activity in collaboration with members of the Scratch Foundation, who are dedicated to expanding creative learning opportunities with Scratch for children around the world.
Who can attend?
This workshop is appropriate for children ages 7 - 16 and is open to all children, including those of OSSNA attendees.
Registration is complimentary, however, we do encourage you to make a donation to LA Makerspace.
Maker-style education is dedicated to the idea that we learn best by creative doing. Bring a great attitude and open mind! Laptops and light refreshments will be provided.
Sunday, September 10 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm