This special event welcomes middle school students and their fathers to take part in an exploration of computer programming concepts. Families will work hands-on with Raspberry Pi technology, write detailed instruction sets to “program” each other through a life-size maze, and learn about the relevance and impact of computer history. Students and their dads will learn with and from each other as they take on new challenges and gain confidence as active, capable problem-solvers and innovators. This event is suitable for participants with little to no programming experience and focuses on core concepts of collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.
The Design_Code_Build program welcomes students in grades 6 through 8 to participate in one-day events that provide engaging hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) learning opportunities. Activities focus on problem-solving and innovation through the lens of computer science and computing history. Each event welcomes up to 100 students and features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry. Rock stars explore their personal and professional journeys and share insights that help to inspire students’ interest and curiosity. The program is supported by volunteers from the tech industry who act as role models and mentors, allowing students to meet and get to know real tech professionals.
Please note that this event is for fathers and their students in grades 6 through 8.
There is a $15.00 non-refundable fee per individual participating in the event. To inquire about financial assistance, please contact Cate Robbins.
Design_Code_Build is developed and led by the Computer History Museum and made possible with generous support from our sponsors.
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA, 94043