Only 1 in 4 K-12 schools offer computer science courses such as programming. By the year 2034, 64% of all jobs will require some type of programming skills. The RVC Hour of Code aims to fill this gap by offering FREE monthly coding workshops using MIT created blockly drag and drop coding. Professor Chuck Konkol has been offering these workshops since December 2015 with an average of 15 in attendance each event.
Throughout the remainder of 2018 the Cherryvale Mall will be host location for the monthly, FREE, RVC Hour of Code events!
Attendees of event watch an inspiring video (like below) explaining what the Hour of Code is all about, Complete a fun coding lesson and walk away with a certificate of completion!
RSVP for all RVC Hour of Code events through December 2018! Click HERE to RSVP
See event post on Cherryvale Mall website.
Over a dozen people showed up to learn how to code a drag and drop Flappy Bird game. Those walking by observed families gathering and learning together around screens that normally separate.
PLAY GAMES CREATED BY ATTENDEES
Hour of Code | Rock Valley College | 6:30-7:30pm
Location: CherryVale Mall (2nd Floor by Maurices)
The first Hour of Code event at Rock Valley College was on December 12th, 2015. The event brought 126 people from the Rockford Region to learn more about Computer Science fundamentals and coding!
Professor Chuck Konkol of Rock Valley College hosts monthly Hour of Code Workshops -- which will be held at CherryVale Mall beginning in June 2018! These Hour of Code workshops are OPEN TO PUBLIC! The workshops are scheduled monthly. The workshops focus on creating a drag and drop app to share with family and friends while the "Learn Coding with Robots" focus on coding and robotics.
Space is limited in each workshop. Click here to RSVP now to reserve your space!
What happens at the Hour of Code Workshop?
National Hour of Code Program
The ultimate national goal is to get 10 million students to try computer science for one hour. In addition, the Hour of Code demystifies computer science and coding. For more information about this nation-wide event visit hourofcode.com/us.
Employee Development Opportunity
Ebates is the first company in the Rockford region to offer it's employees the "RVC Hour of Code" as an employee development opportunity.
Ebates is a company that gives customers cash back for purchasing product through its website. They are also a company that gives their employees a fun and creative atmosphere to work. Over a dozen employees gathered at 10am today to participate in this unique employee development opportunity! Regardless the vocation, learning how to code helps learn technical and critical thinking skills needed in a job types. In addition, it bridges the technical divide most companies have between technical and non-technical job types.
The "RVC Hour of Code" goal & motto is for everyone in the Rockford region to complete an hour of code. The lessons learned while learning to code are basic computer science concepts like step by step programming logic, object and action interaction and debugging applications.
If your company is interested in offering this training to your employees, please email Chuck Konkol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Play Time: Play Apps Created By Ebates Employees!
The "RVC Hour of Code" uses drag and drop coding to teach the basics of computer science. Employees completed 10 code puzzles to finally create their very own version of a "Flappy Bird" type gaming app.
Visit the following links to play the game apps created by Ebates employees.
Apps can be played on all phones, tablets and computers with internet connectivity.
(Once apps are loaded, tap the How It Works link to view how the app was coded)
Congrats: Certificate of Completion
Congratulations to all the Ebates employees (see photos below) who participated in this employee educational event! Keep coding!
Take a moment below and congratulate Ebates employees on completing the "RVC Hour of Code".
Starting June 2018 Rock Valley College will host the first of many #RVCHourOfCode events at CherryVale Mall!
CherryVale Mall has graciously offered multiple spaces, along with needed tables, chairs and electrical connections!
RSVP Now for RVC Hour of Code Event at CherryVale Mall on Tuesday, June 6th, 2018 from 5-6pm! Attendees will create Flappy Bird App!
17 Moms, Dads, Brother’s, Sisters and Friends attended the FIRST RVC Hour of Code of 2018!
Have you registered for the month of February 6th RVC Hour of Code? If not, visit here.
Flappy Bird App - Spectrum Progressive School
Play & remix games created by students!
See game page to play games and remix apps students created.
Proudly showcasing their apps!
How to get around blockly?
25 local Rockfordians showed up to create an Interactive Holiday Card with Code! Spinning stars, talking snowmen and tons of interactive parts flew around room!
View ALL Interactive Holiday Cards Here: https://scratchplayer.github.io/
Local youth showed up (with parents and grandparents) on this ThanksGiving weekend to learn what coding is all about! Attendees had fun with the cubic inch robot, OzoBot, while learning basic coding logic.
For more information about “Learn Coding with Robot” visit http://rvchourofcode.com/coderobots
On this cold, dreary night a dozen people sat down in the warm RVC downtown computer lab to learn coding! The ages ranged from 6 - Mom and Dad age. Attendees learned loops and iterations and created multiple snowflakes with hundreds of loops and iterations.
December Hour of Code - Interactive Greeting Card
There a few spots still open for December’s Hour of Code. Attendees with be creating an interactive greeting card using Scratch programming.