2019-2020 FVGCC Schedule Set

We are so excited to be preparing for our 4th year of FVGCC meetings!  Our first meeting will be October 18th at 5:45 p.m. at 25N Coworking in downtown Geneva.*  We have set our 2019-2020 school year schedule and are working on this year’s curriculum, guest speakers, field trips, hack-a-thon plans and more.

Schedule

October 18 – Welcome & Intro to Slack

October 25 – Jump into Codesters (Python)

November – 1, 8, 15 – Codesters (Python), GitHub, & Glitch (Guest Speaker John Wright from Stack Overflow to talk about GitHub)

December – 6, 13 – Codesters (Python) & Glitch (HTML, CSS)

January (meetings @ Fox Build) – 10, 17, 24, 31 – Sewing – Arduino Project

February – 7, 21, (28 no school – fieldtrip?)

March – 6, 13, 20 – Codesters (Python) & Glitch (HTML, CSS), Tentative Hackathon planning

April – 17, 24 – iOS Swift Workshop (Tentative)

May – 1, 8 Farewell Party for our Seniors!

June 9, 2020 – Tentative FVGCC Hackathon

*All meetings take place from 5:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. on Fridays at 25N Coworking, Geneva unless otherwise stated.

FVGCC welcomes new members each year.  Our club is for girls, ages 14-18, who are interested in pursuing careers in computing or are simply interested in learning about coding and all you can create with what you learn.  We look forward to welcoming back our current and new members.  See you in October!

 

March 15, 2019 Meeting

We will be meeting in the board room at 25N.

Tonight we will work with the Makey Makeys inside of codesters – specifically on capturing keystrokes from the makey makey to make things in our python app happen!

January 11, 2019 – Meeting

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TONIGHT: Makey Makey meets Codesters – PART TWO!

It was pretty fun last time – so we are doing it again!

We will playing around with drum sets, frogger, etc with Makey Makeys, in Python on Codesters.

Here is a rough example of a drum set:

https://www.codesters.com/preview/346bfe77835a4fdca41faa40da5866fb/ 

Here is a fun way to make a game controller with Makey Makey and Play-Doh: https://labz.makeymakey.com/cwists/preview/1490x

And the new version of Scratch (3.0) includes a Makey Makey extension that expands its capabilities. Take a look at this example:

https://labz.makeymakey.com/cwists/preview/1996x

Join us in the boardroom at 25N at 5:45pm!

 

 

 

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/