Tech-N-Treat event brings tech, and fun, to kids in Raleigh

Code the Dream alum, Katherine, demonstrating how to play RoboZZle. 

Code the Dream alum, Katherine, demonstrating how to play RoboZZle. 

Witches, superheroes, and a tarantula - oh my! On Saturday Uniting NC staff and alums from Code the Dream shared coding with children at Tech-N-Treat in Raleigh, NC. Students went around to different booths to play games while earning stickers for their 'passports' and a few pieces of candy. Code the Dream had two games for the children to play: Cargo-Bot and RoboZZle. Each game had an element of fun but required kids to think like programmers trying to come up with efficient solutions to problems.

It was great having CTD alums Katherine and Cynthia share their love for coding with the next generation. We were proud of our women-led team at the event, particularly with so many girls there who were enthusiastic about programming and engineering. We were also happy to meet so many diverse families looking to give their children a head start toward embracing tech!

Thank you Google Fiber for hosting this wonderful event. We cannot wait to see what these bright young minds take away from this interactive experience with science and technology!

 

 

Posted on October 31, 2016 .