Yearly Archives: 2015

HTML Workshop at Loyola University Chicago

Play with HTML  (ages 10-18) With kids growing up in a digital world, learning HTML is almost as important as learning a second language. In this course, kids will learn the fundamentals of HTML and CSS by creating their own basic personal Web site. Kids will learn how the basics […]

Minecraft Modding in Denver

In mid-August, Denver’s Devoxx4Kids gathered at Tuliva to learn about Modding Minecraft. Several kids (ages 7-15) were introduced to programming Java by the founder of Devoxx4Kids USA, Arun Gupta, and his son, Aditya. They used Java 8, Eclipse, Minecraft Forge and to show you how to create mods that could give you […]

Chicago Tech Fun Field Day – The event

So you made the decision to run a Devoxx4Kids event, you’ve got your venue, you’ve got your volunteers and you’ve got people signed up. Now what? Well that’s what we’re going to talk about in the final installment on the Tech Fun Field Day event in Chicago. Just getting to […]

Minecraft Modding Workshop at North Central College July 19

Minecraft Modding  (ages 10-18) Minecraft is a multi-player game about building and placing blocks in a three-dimensional environment. The game allows modifications (known as “mods”) that can change the game from what it was originally written. These mods can add content to the game to alter gameplay. For example, new […]

Chicago Tech Fun Field Day – Planning the Event

Once we had the venue everything started kicking into high gear to prepare for the event.  Fortunately having experience running the Chicago Java User Group made this a lot easier.  We followed our JUG blueprint: Focus on the best content for the schedule Find the best people to present it […]

Chicago Tech Fun Field Day Success!

It’s been 3 days since we completed our first Devoxx4Kids event in Chicago.  This will be the first in a series of posts covering our lessons learned running our first event in Chicago.  I want to start off with just a recap of what we accomplished.  The Devoxx4Kids Chicagoland Tech […]

Programming courses

I am excited to announce the first series of programming courses in Redmond.  Follow the link for more details. Programming Courses Stay tuned for future courses.

Tech Fun Field Day Registration Open!

I’m pleased to announce that the registration for the Tech Fun Field Day at Loyola University Chicago is now open! 3 Great Tracks to chose from Micro Track (Circuit Art and Scratch) Midtier Track (Lego Mindstorm) Cloud Track (Minecraft Modding)   Register today!

Bringing Devoxx4Kids to Chicago

We all know that being a technologist requires you to be a passionate and continuous learner. For many of us this started when we were kids with an initial spark that drew us into working with hardware and software. Now many of us have our own kids and much of […]