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CODE4FUN Teacher Won the Global Game Jam Sydney 2019

Huge congratulations to Daniel Welsh, CODE4FUN lead coding teacher, for winning the first place at Viva League Global Game Jam Sydney 2019, the professional game development competition.

The Sydney Game Jam was packed into an intense 30 hours where participants, who are generally made up of programmers, game designers, and artists, competed solo and in teams to create computer games within the time limit, and based on a chosen theme.

There were over 60 participants, who were eager to create and show their games to the Game Jam jury.

Daniel Welsh and his colleague Naomi Justin created a Wild West Cartoon game called “Billy The Kid” where the user plays for a goat character who is on a mission to investigate ‘goat milk affair’.

You can play this game via this link:

Pease click here to play: play the game

Well done Daniel and good luck in January with the International Game Jam, where thousands of game developers from all over the world will compete for the top prize.

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Meet Rafael, the CODE4FUN student who released his own Android App

Please meet CODE4FUN student Rafael Deubler, who recently released his own Android App.

Rafael started learning coding with CODE4FUN from our Scratch Beginners course two years ago, and currently being our Pro Unity3D student he developed an Android App by himself using Unity3D, a professional game engine.  What an incredible achievement, very well done, Raf!

Please check Raf’s App on Google Play: it is a very exciting ricochet type of game with incredible physics and animation.

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CODE4FUN Winter Coding Challenge: Winners & Projects

CODE4FUN Winter Coding Challenge: Winners & Projects
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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/

 

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

One-Day Coding Camps for Y2 – Y12 Students in Mosman and Chatswood.

Y2 – Y6 students will develop their coding skills and build their own computer games using Scratch.

Y7 – Y12 Students will learn the fundamentals of computer programming in a visual context using Processing as a programming language.

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

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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 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 Camp

Is 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 the 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

Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman NSW & Dougherty Community Centre, Chatswood

When

3 July (Monday, Mosman) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Beginners Coding Camp

4 July (Tuesday, Chatswood) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Beginners Coding Camp

4 July (Tuesday, Mosman) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Advanced Coding Camp

5 July (Wednesday, Mosman) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Pro Coding Camp

6 July (Thursday, Mosman) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Beginners Coding Camp

7 July (Friday, Mosman) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Advanced Coding Camp

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 are willing 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.

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See you all very soon.

CODE4FUN Team

 

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