We don’t have a pet snake for our schools, so we’ll settle for introducing you to Python, one of the most popular coding languages today. Start slowly or code fast, this camp is for our intermediate coders – no Python experience necessary!
Who’s ready for some PYTHON! It’s actually one of the hottest languages around today. We don’t have a pet snake for our schools, so we’ll settle for introducing you to Python, one of the most popular coding languages today. Start slowly or code fast, this camp is for our intermediate coders – no Python experience necessary! Take advantage of the easy-to-read style of coding while picking up on one of the most popular languages today for professional and beginner coders alike. We’ll start out by using an online python platform to learn some basics and practice some fundamental concepts, and time permitting and based on our camper skill set, we may jump on to some more complex Python coding, potentially getting into coding with PyGame.
Python is a crazy awesome language! One of the most popular languages today, Python allows beginners to easily read and understand the code while providing an almost endless supply of libraries and supporting systems to develop things from websites to backend servers to data scripts and yes, even a particular version of Minecraft! Depending on the student skill level, we’ll likely start with online coding platforms like Trinket or Pixelpad.io, and may extend into pure Python coding and local machine development, time (and skill) permitting.
Our Python camp really focuses on – you guessed it – Python! Campers will gain general skills like problem solving, teamwork, code debugging, and perhaps most importantly, all campers will learn and practice the logical thinking skills required to program a computer at any level! In addition campers will gain experience in:
- An introduction to a typed language, for those who have only used Scratch
- Python syntax (loops, variable, structure, etc)
- Function calls
- Cartesian Coordinates through Python (Trinket)
- and More!
Kids bring their own lunches and water bottles and we’ll take care of the rest!
Skill Level: Because Python is a purely typed language, we require that our campers are all strong typers. Slow typers are likely to get frustrated with the experience, and potentially focus too much on typing rather than coding. While Python experience isn’t required, we do require some amount of general coding experience, typically Scratch or a similar language. Understanding basic coding concepts is important to diving right into Python and learning all they can.