AcadeCoders 2017: Minecraft EDU, Web Development, Minecraft Pi & Hackathon

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This summer, AcadeCoders returns with more Minecraft EDU, Coding (of course!), and this time, with some Raspberry Pi action through Minecraft Pi. Minecraft EDU week will be open to ages 6 and up, while Web Development, Minecraft Pi and the Hackathon weeks will be open to ages 8 and up. This may be a coding camp, but our AcadeCoders won’t be in front of the computer the whole day! The camp also features Jiu-Jitsu classes and outdoor activities.

 

Minecraft EDU – Due to popular demand, AcadeCoders will be featuring 1 week of Minecraft Edu Worlds as the first session to celebrate the start of summer! Minecraft gives AcadeCoders of all ages the freedom to be creative, pushing their imaginations to the limit and allowing them to be creative and to problem solve in ways not possible in the real world. While having fun, the game engages them in higher-level critical thinking. Minecraft is also a very social game, where AcadeCoders work as a team to overcome challenges. When they work together, they build a positive play climate, learn the benefits of collaboration and organic teamwork. Furthermore, Minecraft Fun Breaks are part of the daily routine for every AcadeCoders session.

Foundations of Web Development – AcadeCoders will learn about Full Stack web development, the entire package to designing and building a full-scale website. It is divided into two disciplines that make the practice of web development whole.
The first discipline is front-end development, which is the interaction between the user and the site itself. This is built with HTML as the skeleton of the site, CSS to provide the aesthetic features, and JavaScript for interactions and animations.
The second discipline is back end development, which takes a site from a static page to a dynamic application. This is built with a variety of tools, and the AcadeCoders will be following the popular M.E.A.N. stack. This stack contains (M)ongoDB for handling databases (E)xpress.js for building the framework (A)ngular.js for providing a structural front-end framework for dynamic web apps, and (N)ode.js. Node.js allows the creation of Web servers and networking tools using JavaScript.
With the combination of these two disciplines; the AcadeCoders will be able to build a website from scratch with various logic and features. As a bonus, AcadeCoders Weeks 2 and 3 will learn the fundamentals of light, shadow, exposure and composition to take good photos and use Adobe Photoshop to enhance their website’s overall look.
That’s why AcadeCoders 2017 Foundations of Web Development is an in-depth camp experience that allows AcadeCoders to come in for several weeks and build upon their accumulated weekly knowledge to develop a website from scratch. Or AcadeCoders can come in for a week to learn specific aspects of web development and leave with a finished product using pre-developed components.

Minecraft Pi – AcadeCoders will get to know the Raspberry Pi and code using Python. When combined with the amazing world of Minecraft, it will become even more fun to learn complex codes! Minecraft Pi allows young minds to learn not only how to build worlds and problem solve creatively, but how to write actual computer programmes that will allow them to do even more amazing things in the Minecraft world! And, through Raspberry Pi, AcadeCoders will learn about hardware, Linux OS (through Raspbian) and installations – things that make a computer run! (Option to purchase Raspberry Pi Kit from AcadeCap Intl. School)

Hackathon – The word “hackathon” is a combination of the words “hack” and “marathon”, where “hack” is used in the sense of exploratory computer programming. Hackathon Week will present a daily opportunity for AcadeCoders to work together designing apps to tackling real-life issues. The objective of this session is to boost creativity as well as coding, problem-solving and communication skills and, at the same time, make the world a better place.

WEEKS

  • June 26 – June 30
    Minecraft EDU Worlds
  • July 4 – 7 (4 days)
    HTML/CSS + Bootstrap & Foundation
  • July 10 – July 14
    JavaScript, DOM, and JQuery
  • July 17 – July 21
    Back End Programming
  • July 24 – July 28
    M.E.A.N. Stack + Final Project
  • July 31 – August 4
    Minecraft Pi
  • August 8 – 11 (4 days)
    Minecraft Pi
  • August 14 – 18
    Hackathon

For more information about each week, please download the ACADECODERS 2017 Registration Form. This form can be digitally filled. Filled forms can be emailed to info@acadecap.org.

Interested in Game Design? AcadeCoders 2017 will also be running a Game Design camp for ages 9 and up. Please download the ACADECODERS 2017 Game Design Registration Form for more information.

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