Code Ninjas South Naperville joins in global Computer Science Education Week

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    Code Ninjas Hackathon

 
 
Updated 11/28/2022 4:16 PM

Code Ninjas, a center in South Naperville where kids learn to code during afterschool programs and camps, is celebrating the global Computer Science Education Week with a series of events for area children to spread awareness and love for coding.

Computer Science Education Week is an annual Call to Action to inspire kindergarten to 12th-grade students to learn computer science, advocate for equity, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners to the field.

 

Code Ninjas has planned activities developed in collaboration with Microsoft MakeCode. These activities are designed to ignite children's curiosity, creativity, and capacity to code. This weeklong Carnival of Code event is free and open to all. No coding experience is required. Learn aobut Computer Science Education Week at www.csedweek.org.

The local Code Ninjas center welcomes the community to join in these series of free events organized at the area Code Ninjas locations in South Naperville between Dec. 4 -10 to introduce coding to area children.

The series of events will culminate in a Code Ninjas annual tradition -- a global coding challenge -- the Hackathon held at Code Ninjas South Naperville from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9.

Teams of two children will complete a coding challenge in two hours for a chance to win local prizes. Winning entries will be entered into the global Code Ninjas Hackathon for a grand prize of two 3-D printers.

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"We are thrilled to bring the community together to ignite the love of computer science among area children," said Angela Robinson, center director of Code Ninjas South Naperville. "With the Code of Carnival, we hope to create a lasting impact in our neighborhood while providing kids with skills that will set them up for a lifetime of success."

Code Ninjas offers kids the opportunity to learn how to code in a fun, safe, and inspiring environment where gaming is celebrated, and STEM is cool. Everything about Code Ninjas is built around fun, but the center also provides the results that parents are looking for, as their children gain valuable problem solving and critical thinking skills. These local Code Ninjas centers support many local organizations including Parent teacher organizations, and parent teacher associations for many local elementary and middle schools.

The Carnival of Code and Hackathon, both events are free and open to the public. Participants must be 5 to 14 years old and must register for each event separately.

Founded in 2017, Code Ninjas is the world's largest and fastest-growing kids coding franchise. At Code Ninjas centers, kids learn to code while building their own video games. They gain problem solving, critical thinking, and STEM skills in a fun, safe, and inspiring environment. Kids have fun, parents see results . For more information, visit www.codeninjas.com/il-south-naperville or www.facebook.com/CodeNinjasSouthNaperville/.