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CodeCombat Coding Club

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What is Coding Club at SCPL?

Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time!

Why Attend a SCPL Coding Camp?

Kids and teens are interested in technology but are discouraged by the steep learning curve, thinking it isn't for them. How many times have you heard "Oh, I’m not good with technology"? CodeCombat solves this! It’s a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts.

Real Game, Real Coding

Most importantly, CodeCombat uses typed code, not drag and drop blocks. We believe that getting students to use real typed code as quickly as possible is critical to learning essential computer science concepts. It also allows far more creativity and flexibility as students are free to solve problems however they see fit.

What Can You Learn?

There are over 100 hours of programming instruction and self-paced training available. Learners start with "Introduction to Computer Science" and learn their way through courses of Game Development, Web Development and Computer Science 2 through 4. Learners who complete all levels are acquiring the same knowledge as a 4-year degree in Computer Science!

When and Where?

Our Coding Club is available in July and August at the Scotts Valley Branch for kids aged 8-18, with more clubs to come this Fall at other branches! Look for signups at the Scotts Valley Branch or email adamsa@santacruzpl.org to register.

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