CodaKid Launches Kids Computer Programming Classes in Old Town Scottsdale
Press Release: For Immediate Release / December 30th, 2014
CodaKid, a computer programming and game design studio for kids 7-14, launched Friday night Code-a-thons in early November and plans to start offering after-school, evening, and weekend classes in January. CodaKid courses include Modding for Minecraft 1 and 2, which teaches students how to code in Java, while modifying the source code of the award-winning Minecraft game. The company plans to offer Intro to 3D Modeling with Blender in March, and will roll out new courses like Game Design with Gamemaker and App Design in April and May.
“Our November and December Code-a-thons have been well-attended and we have gotten excellent feedback”, said founder David Dodge, a tech entrepreneur and former Bay Area video game designer. Billed as a ‘Coding Jam for Kids and a Fun Night Out for Parents’, the Code-a-thons are designed to be an introduction to CodaKid classes with the hope that kids will want to pursue our after school and weekend courses in Modding for Minecraft, 3D Modeling, and more. CodaKid’s modern tech studio is located in Old Town and is a short walk from Fashion Square and many well-known restaurants and nightspots. “Parents love our location”, says Dodge. “On Fridays they drop their kids off for our Code-a-thons, enjoy a dinner out or shopping, and then pick them up at 8:30.” CodaKid’s Code-a-thons are scheduled every Friday night and frequently sell out several weeks in advance.
CodaKid hosts it’s small group classes at its tech studio, but plans to bring classes to a select group of schools throughout the Valley in fall of 2015. “It is quite difficult to put on high-quality coding courses like we offer at CodaKid, and we’ve already received interest from some of the best private, charter, and public schools in the Valley. Many of these schools are forward-thinking and realize that computer programming is an important new literacy that should be taught early” according to Dodge.
CodaKid will also offer one-week summer tech academies from June 1st to mid-August.
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