December 7, 2018 – CANCELLED

Meeting CANCELLED! Please stay home, nice and warm and code! Or maybe go to the Geneva Christmas walk! See you December 14, 2018!

On December 7th, we will be meeting at the St Charles Library. Geneva will be hosting the Geneva Christmas Walk.

We will be re-writing the pong game that we build in the beginning of October with Scratch, in Python. We will be then seeing if we can also use a Makey Makey to play the pong game. 😉

Here is the scratch game: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/214256666/

October 19, 2019 Meeting

We will meet in the board room at 25N, in Geneva, at 5:45pm on October 19, 2018.

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October 12, 2018 Meeting – Welcome!

We will meet in the board room at 25N, in Geneva, at 5:45 on October 12, 2018.

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See you at our first meeting of the 2018-19 school year!

 

2018-19 FVGCC Schedule

Fox Valley Girls Coding Club will meet for the 2018-19 school year on Friday evenings from 5:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. at 25N Coworking on River Street in downtown Geneva.  FVGCC is open to all girls, ages 14-18.  Limited spaces are available so please sign up now! Contact us at fvgcc12@gmail.com.

Technologies

October 2018 – December 2019: We will start with the basics of programming

January – February 2019: AI

March 2019: Project

  • Library Database of Seeds

April 2019: Gadget Month

  •  Awesome Shield has a pretty cool Arduino based hardware shield that can be used with their Ardiuno library in Adruino Studio. This might be a good stepping stone to more advanced bread-boarding with Arduino and Arduino Studio if the girls want to go in that direction! In the past, the girls have also used Makey Makeys to play the games they have built. We could take those to the next level and use some of the more advanced keyboard features. Robin also has a Hololens, Ozobot, Rasberry Pis to play with! Also, we can design models for 3D Printing using TinkerCad.

Meeting Schedule 2018-19

  • October
  • November
    • 2
    • 9
    • 16
    • 30
  • December
    • 7 – remote meeting?
    • 14
  • January
    • 11
    • 25
  • February
  • March
    • 8
    • 15
    • 22
  • April (Gadgets)
    • 5
    • 12
    • 26
  • May 3 – Last Class Cinco de Mayo Party!

 

Summer Fun with React Native

Hey! Is everyone sick of the pool and ready to do a little summer coding!?!?

I was recently just working my way through the main React Native tutorial found here:

https://facebook.github.io/react-native/docs/getting-started

…and I thought I would push my little app up to GitHub and share it with you girls to see if you want to work with React Native during the upcoming year or perhaps at an upcoming event… ahem… overnight event… er… in July… in CHICAGO… ?  I think you know what I am talking about!

screenshot-1530234853134Here is my repo – but you don’t have to fork it or even clone it, but you can if you want to. Alternatively, you can just do the tutorial. My repo is loosely based on the tutorial and you can do the same! 🙂  If you get stuck, ping me in Slack!

https://github.com/robintschroeder/hello-fvgcc-react-native

For the IDE, I was using VSCode, which is free and you can use it on a Mac or PC. You can download it here:

https://code.visualstudio.com/ 

It has a built in terminal panel to do your npm commands. Go to View > Integrated Terminal to open it.

HAVE FUN!