An Hour of Code with Star Wars

Code.org has a brand new tutorial for the Hour of Code 2015, in partnership with Disney and Lucasfilm — featuring Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Work with Rey to guide the new droid, BB-8, through a mission. Then, join Leia to create and share your own game in a galaxy far, far away.

Try an early preview of Star Wars: Building a Galaxy with Code

Students will learn to write JavaScript to power their games. For younger learners, a tablet-friendly, drag-and-drop version will be available in the next few weeks. You can also check out other options for all ages. And stay tuned… more tutorials are coming soon.

Prizes for every educator — and a behind-the-scenes “Making of Star Wars” experience

There are 80,000 Hour of Code events signed up worldwide. Help your students join in on this record-breaking event! One Hour of Code can be enough to inspire the course of their lives. Join in.

Every organizer worldwide will receive a gift card to Amazon, iTunes or Windows Store.
One school in every US state will win $10,000 worth of technology for your school.
One lucky classroom will win an exclusive, behind-the-scenes “Making of Star Wars” experience with the visual effects team who worked on Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
100 participating classrooms will win a BB-8 droid robots that students can program.
I couldn’t be more excited to share Star Wars: Building a Galaxy with Code with you today. Code your own game, share it, and tell us what you think.

Hadi Partovi,
Founder, Code.org

CI Computer Girls hosting a Coding Boot-camp on 4/18 and 4/25

The Coding Bootcamp is a series of day-long Saturday workshops hosted by the CI Computer Girls club at Ojai Hall 1952 on 4/18 and 4/25 from 9am to 5pm where students can learn some computer programming without having had any prior experience. This event is led by current CI students and is open to all CI students. Students can sign up for 1 or 2 workshops, each designed to introduce them to fun programming concepts. We will also have speakers present who will talk about their experiences working in tech. Students will learn how to create their own webpage and make it interactive as well as use CI Keys in order to build their own space online in a dynamic and friendly environment! Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Students must register online to attend the event at http://tinyurl.com/CodingBootcamp . Space is limited and selection will be based on a first come first served basis. Contact csuci.computer.girls@gmail.com for more information (participants and volunteers are welcome).

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CI Computer Girls volunteering at The Great Race of Agoura Hills on March 28!

CI Computer Girls were invited to volunteer in The Great Race of Agoura Hills, which in its 30th edition, is one of the largest running events in our area with the goal of raising money for elementary schools. If you would like to participate as a runner here is the registration information: http://greatraceofagoura.com/register/ – the registration closes on February 6th.

CI Computer Girls will have a table at the water station on Mile 8 (intersection of Paramount Ranch and Cornell) from 6:45 to 10:30 am.