Castlemakers is proud to host Putnam County’s first and only CoderDojo since 2016, “a worldwide movement of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people.” Meetings are 1-4 pm the first Saturday of every month.
Learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal environment. No experience is necessary, just bring an idea or we can give you some. We’ll have a laptops & Chromebooks, or bring your own!
Our current group project? PuttCode, where you can build and program a Lego Mindstorms EV3 robot to drop a golf ball in a mini-golf hole. Also coming up is the Indiana CoderDojo Hackathon on Saturday July 28th!
What else happens at a CoderDojo meeting? What the kids are interested in! Create an app or game, building a website, coding or we have lessons and projects to work on.
For example Evie, who’s in 4th grade, built a text adventure game that you can play online. Michael, who is a little older, is working on his 3D game world using Blender & the Unity game engine. There’s even been a Castlemakers CodorDojo team that won the Team Excellence trophy at Indiana’s first CoderDojo Hackathon July 22, 2017 in Indianapolis!