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CODE4FUN 3rd Annual Coding Challenge: Top 40 Participants visit Atlassian

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Each year CODE4FUN has a Christmas Coding Challenge and the entries and prizes keep getting better!

This year a theme was ‘Time Machine’our students used the skills they learned in a class to create apps, games, and animations. There were two challenges set; the first was to develop original stories and games in Scratch and the second was to use professional game engine Unity3D to build individual projects.

The jury had a tough time picking the winners as the work submitted was at such a high quality. All participants demonstrated solid coding skills and endless creativity – we hope our students are as proud of their work as we are.

Three students were awarded Programmers of The Year: Finn, Patrick, and Renata. They each took home a new laptop.

In addition, our top 40 participants had the opportunity to visit Atlassian headquarter, Australia’s leading technology innovator! We are so thankful to Atlassian’s team for having our students and for sharing their passion for innovation and technology in such an inspiring manner. There is no surprise, most of our children are certain now – they want to work at Atlassian.

We hope all the students had a great time participating in the challenge, it is extremely popular amongst our students! If your child has missed out on the CODE4FUN coding challenges this year or can’t wait to get stuck into it again – we will announce our next big Challenge theme on the first week of the Term 1. 2018. As usual, we invite all the students to take part in the next challenge.

In the meantime, we encourage you to take a look at the excellent work produced by our students this semester here.

Here are the top three award winning projects:

Finn Howard, The Traveller

 
Patrick Nixey 
 

 
Renata Starodubtseva
 

 
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One-Day Coding Camps for Y2 – Y11 Students. Summer Holidays 2018

One-Day Coding Camps

 

15 – 25 January 2018. One-day Coding Camps in Mosman

Beginners, Advanced and Pro level students are welcome

Learn to code and build your own online computer games: join our one-day Coding Camps for Y2 – Y11 students these summer school holidays. 
These one-day coding workshops is your pathway to more advanced coding during school terms.
Three levels of Coding Fundamentals, Game Development and Digital Art for kids of almost ages and level of experience. One-Day Coding Camps for Y2 – Y11 Students

All students will take home their own online account with projects developed during the workshop and with endless access to online study materials, hence they will be able to develop their coding skills outside the classroom.

Y2 -Y6 Beginners
Coding Camps

Ideal for Primary school students with no previous experience. Campers will use Scratch programming environment to create four online computer games and animations, which can be published online and shared with family and friends. 

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Y2 – Y6 Advanced Coding & Robotics Camps

Perfect for experienced Y2 – Y6 students, who’d like to take their coding skills to the next level and create more complex projects in Scratch. Students will also code Sphero Robots to perform different exciting tasks.

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Y6 – Y11 Pro Coding Camps: Processing

Designed for Y6 – Y11, who want to make their first step into text-based coding. Students will use Processing, a object oriented programming language, to develop digital art projects. Students with past experience and digitally savvy beginners are both welcome.

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NOTE: If you want to book your child in for two days – feel free to book them in any Beginners and Advanced coding camps.

NOTE: Advanced program is brand new. If your children have done Advanced Camps before – they are welcome to enrol again this Summer.

NOTE: Pro Camps can be used as a pathway to our Pro weekly UNITY3D game development or JavaScript coding course. 

 

Look forward to seeing you all soon! 

CODE4FUN Team

 

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Learn to Code and Build Your Own Games During Spring School Holidays

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One-Day Coding Camps for Y2 – Y12 Students in Mosman and Chatswood. Learn to code these school holidays

Learn to Code and Build Your Own Games During Spring School Holidays

Y2 – Y6 students are welcome to join our Beginners and Advanced camps. They will develop their coding skills and build their own computer games using Scratch.

Y7 – Y12 students are welcome to join our Pro camps. They will learn the fundamentals of computer science by using Processing, a text based object oriented programming language.

Each student will take home their projects developed during the camp, which can be published online or shared with family and friends.

Chose your location:

Enrol Now: Mosman
Enrol Now: Chatswood

Beginners Coding Camps

Are great for Primary school students, who want to build their coding skills from Scratch. Students from Y2 to Y6 with no previous experience are welcome. We will use Scratch programming language that allows to build amazing project from the very first minute.

Advanced Coding Camps: NEW PROGRAM

Are perfect for experienced Y2 – Y6 students, who would like to take their coding skills to the next level and create more complex projects in Scratch. Advanced Camp is ideal in conjunction with Beginners Coding Camp.

NOTE: This is the all new program, so if your children have done Advanced camps with us before – they are also welcome to enrol.

If you want to book your child Y2-Y6 child in for two days – feel free to book them in any Beginners and Advanced coding camps.

Pro Coding Camps

Are designed for High School students, who want to make a next step after using drag & drop environments like Scratch / Stencyl / Snap. Students will use Processing as a programming language, which is built on Java language, but uses a simplified syntax, hence makes it easier to transition to a text-based programming.

Enrol now and let your children learn to code:

Where

Two locations are available:

Enrol Now: Mosman
Enrol Now: Chatswood

When

25 September, Monday,  9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Beginners Coding Camp, Scratch. Mosman & Chatswood

26 September, Tuesday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Advanced Coding Camp, Scratch. Mosman & Chatswood

27 September, Wednesday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Pro Coding Camp, Processing. Mosman & Chatswood

28 September, Thursday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Beginners Coding Camp, Scratch. Mosman & Chatswood

29 September, Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Advanced Coding Camp, Mosman & Chatswood

Fee

One-day camp fee is $100 per student per day. The fee must be paid upfront.

Laptops

We provide all our students with laptops, however if your children wish to bring their own device – they are very welcome. Both Windows and Apple laptops are OK.

Lunch

Please pack your child’s lunch box & water bottle.

We will have three breaks during a day, so students will be able to have some rest from computers.

Enrolment and Payment

In order to enrol, please use the online enrolment form and online payment by clicking on the buttons below:

Please do not hesitate to email us info@code4fun.com.au if you have any questions.

Enrol Now: Mosman
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See you all very soon.

CODE4FUN Team

 

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CODE4FUN Winter Coding Challenge: Winners & Projects

CODE4FUN Winter Coding Challenge: Winners & Projects

CODE4FUN Winter Coding Challenge results are here: our Winners and their Projects

We are very proud to be announcing the winners of our second Winter Coding Challenge. This semester we saw 238 of our 1000 students step up to the task, and competition was certainly fierce.

The theme was out of this world – literally! Utilising the skills they learned in our classes, students created games and stories based on the theme ‘Life in Space’.

We are pleased to see an increase of 120 participants from last year’s Christmas Coding Challenge, which received entries from 118 of our students.

Submissions are judged on execution, but also on creativity. Digital literacy skills are crucial for kids growing up in a world that is being reshaped by technology. At CODE4FUN, we also prioritise developing creativity and presentation skills. These skills are valuable in any context; whether it be school, future careers, or simply helping kids to build confidence and learn to capture their imagination.

By engaging in our challenges students continue to build and showcase these skills, and teaching staff are able to monitor their progress. The increasing quality of work that we are seeing submitted is a testament to the effectiveness of such challenges in both motivating kids, and helping our teaching staff to track their individual process.

They also have a great time doing it, as is reflected in the booming popularity! If your child has missed out or can’t wait to get stuck into it again – don’t fret! We will be holding another coding challenge in second semester, and invite all the students to take part in the fun.

In the meantime, we encourage you to take a look at the excellent work produced by our students this semester: https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/3656108/projects/

We wanted to highlight the five projects that got the main awards:

1. The first place Excellence in Programming Award. Coders Of The Year

Cooper Heriot

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/161215564/

2. The second place Excellence in Programming Award

Mateo Smith

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/150919081/

3. The third place Excellence in Programming Award

Finn Howard

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/152699064/

4. The fourth place Excellence in Programming Award

Conrad Borg

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/134250657/

5. The fifth place Excellence in Programming Award

Hans Heuer

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/153181417/

 

Want to be the next winner? Choose your course.

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