CoderDojo “Interactive Web” Session 1

April 23, 2014

Yesterday was the first session of a new series I am teaching. Organized by CoderDojo, the session was geared towards kids who have prior HTML experience. Through the series, I am going to introduce kids to interactive web development and Cloud services. We had the session at Microsoft’s Silicon Valley Campus and had a full-house. My daughter Gia was a co-presenter.

In this session, I introduced the kids to CSS and added a fun design element. They had to create their own Mondrian art, using CSS.

Here are some stats on attendance:

Ages – how many attending

  • 9 years old – 12
  • 10 years old  – 8
  • 11 years old – 14
  • 12 years old -12
  • 13 years old – 8
  • 14 years old – 4

29 boys 27 girls

Experience with HTML

Hours – how many attending

  • 1-10 hours  – 23 ( but should have had previous web class)
  • 11-20 hours  – 20
  • 21-50  hours-  9
  • 51-100 hours – 2
  • 100+  hours- 2

And some session materials:

Session Handout (PDF)
Session Deck (PDF)

And finally, some photos:

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Here’s a tweet from nestGSV’s Julia Figuerido who made her mentoring debut at CoderDojo: