It’s never too early to start – We believe that it’s important to teach kids how to code. Why? It’s like learning a new language! It helps them to better understand the digital world that surrounds them, and it develops problem-solving skills – sounds good, right?
It’s obvious that kids can’t be missing from our annual technology, innovation and entrepreneurship conference, Geekend! Last year we showcased around 25 games built by 4th-8th grade students from the community, and almost 200 people had fun playing with them. It was great to see the proud parents when their kid’s game was showcased! Check out last year’s games here!
After last year’s success, our goal is bigger for this year – we want more games, more kids, and more members of the community to be involved. We’re excited about working together with some amazing schools and organizations that teach kids to code. Nearly 30 games are already committed to the Geekend Arcade. The venue is The Guild Hall, the home of coders, makers, designers, gamers, performers, and storytellers – the perfect place to get involved with technology and games!
Teachers, kids – what are you waiting for? We can’t wait to play with your game!Register games here!
The event is free and open to the public, so bring your friends and family, and get gaming!
Still hesitating? What about a free and open to the public littleBits workshop in the morning, before the Arcade? You can build your own doorbell or pet feeder with these easy-to-use electronic building blocks. A full day of inspiration and technology for the kids!
We’d like to say thank you for our wonderful sponsors, The Guild Hall, AT&T,Techshop, Whole Foods Market, Well Fed, DigitalDoc!
See you in October!
October 17th, 2015
615 Montgomery St., Savannah, GA
Please feel free to be in touch with questions!
Original version posted on The Creative Coast Blog, August 12, 2015 By Anna Tóth