Maker Faire Bay Area 2014

Teach Kids To Code: one girl’s journey with Raspberry Pi

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Saturday5:30 PM6:00 PMMake: Electronics Stage

Alexandra Jordan (9 years old) and her dad Richard Jordan will talk through the inexpensive setup for teaching kids to code:
Raspberry Pin- Software tools (including vim, ruby)n- $10 keyboard and mousen- household TV / old monitornnA few rigs like this and you can make a difference in your local community. Take home our lesson plan:
how computers workn- basic unix commandsn- simple text editorn- scripting in rubyn- testing coden- programming for the webnn...all while learning good habits of Pair Programming & Test Driven Development. We will set up a website for Maker Faire with lesson plan & code samples for download.


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Presenters:

Richard Jordan — co-Founder

Girls Tech Club

Richard is a Silicon Valley veteran dedicated to helping kids to code, regardless of financial means or background. nnPhysicist by education. Hacker by choice. Entrepreneur by compulsion.

Alexandra Jordan — Founder

Girls Tech Club

Fourth grader Alexandra Jordan and her dad have been going to hackathons together for a while. She decided to start teaching other kids to code, inexpensively but effectively & launched the tech club.