On Sunday, 16 April, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), will be hosting a complimentary Kid’s Day in Amsterdam!
* Kids will participate in 2 of the 3 workshops provided. Workshops will be selected in advance when registering for the event.
Every child loves Minecraft. Modifying (modding) Minecraft requires some basic computer skills but can then unleash their creativity. Through mods, kids can create characters, special effects, and bring their imagination to a game they already love playing. The CNCF community will bring our passion for technology and inclusion to Amsterdam area children. As an outcome, attendees will learn basic computer skills, apply their creativity, and hopefully be inspired by technology and heard by technologists.
Phippy and Friends Raspberry Pi Zoo Rescue
The Pods from the zoo escaped and stole all the containers from Captain Kube’s ship! Goldie, Zee, and other friends were hiding inside the containers and now they have gone missing. Help Phippy chase down all the Pods, return the containers to Captain Kube, and rescue his friends.
To save Phippy’s friends you will need to use a Raspberry Pi and wire up various sensors that can help you to capture the elusive Pods. Hardware will be provided for this workshop, but we recommend that you purchase your own Raspberry Pi to continue deploying containers at home!
Stories and Games with Scratch
Kids can create interactive stories, games, and animations by programming with Scratch. Through fun exercises, kids will learn the basics of how to get started with the Scratch programming language. We will have kids engage in design activities using sprites and blocks and show personal creativity by solving problems. At the end of the workshop, they will be able to share their creations with other attendees as well as others in the online community.
The Minecraft and Scratch workshops will be taught primarily in Dutch, and the Raspberry Pi Workshop will be taught primarily in English. There will be both English and Dutch-speaking volunteers available to assist in each workshop.
Who Can Attend?
CNCF would like to invite children in Amsterdam who are interested in technology, coding, and STEAM fields. This workshop is appropriate for ages 8 – 14 (kids under 8 are welcome, but they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).
Health + Safety
All participants must abide by our Health + Safety requirements, and must be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result to participate.
Date and Time: Sunday, 16 April, from 9:00 – 12:30
Location: RAI Amsterdam
Cost: There is no cost to attend. However, you must pre-register for the event. Please register by 7 April.
What to Bring: Bring a great attitude and an open mind! All equipment and light refreshments will be provided.