Have a Look at Coding

New for 2019 - Have a Look at Coding (HAL) is for Kids and Teens and is an expanded version of the Digital Media Lab’s popular Kids Code Club, now in its fourth year. It builds upon a student’s innate interest in gaming and computer technologies. Students will focus on core areas of computer programming in a self-paced, supportive environment.

HAL meets most Saturdays from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in the Main Library’s Digital Media Lab.  In order to ensure computer availability for all participants, registration is required.  To register for one or more sessions, please visit the event calendar and register for each session you would like to attend.

For Kids ages 8-12, HAL offers guided learning and individual exploration using Scratch! and other web-based tools. Children will develop familiarity with general syntax and logical operations. Drawing from a library containing many thousands of projects, kids become aware of the broad scope of coding disciplines, through ideas and projects available online.

For Teens 13 and up, HAL delves deeper into the nuts and bolts of computer programming. Core topics include graphics and game design, software engineering, web-enabled languages such as HTML/CSS and javascript, Linux, and software development using open-source and conventional operating systems.

This program is supported by the active involvement and participation of parents, mentors and volunteers. If you’re interested in guiding young minds towards a future in coding please contact jhargis@tacomalibrary.org.