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.
Almost one hundred showed up for this years "Tech Expo 2017"! The speakers did an awesome job presenting the skills needed to work for their company. In addition, 13 local companies hosted tables. Each company shared with students the opportunities they have to offer, such as, internships and future job opportunities.
Students should follow up with any and all contacts you made. In addition, make sure and register for the courses at Rock Valley College that will help you obtain the needed skills.
Visit here for course lists.
New Mobile App Development Certificate
Professor Konkol and the CIS Division of Rock Valley College is proud to announce the recently approved Mobile Application Development Certificate! This certificate prepares the student for a career as a mobile application developer.
CIS170 Programming Logic & Design
CIS280 Programming iOS Apple Mobile Devices (Fall only)
CIS245 Programming Android for Mobile Devices (Spring only)
Questions? email Professor Konkol email@example.com
New Network Technician Certificate
Professor Stephanie Wascher and the CIS division is proud to announce the new Network Technician Certificate! This certificate prepares the student for a career as a network technician.
PCT 262 (Spring only)
PCT 270 (Fall only)
"This event took a team of individuals to make successful! I would like to thank the CIS Faculty, RVC Maintenance, RVC Video and Sound guys for all your hard work to help put this together. I would like also thank President Doug Jensen and our Dean Sharon Jacobsen for their support! Last, but not least, I would like to thanks the companies who took time out of their day to inspire and encourage our students." - Professor Chuck Konkol
Below are the companies that helped make this years Tech Expo a success!
Sue Maragi, RVC Bookstore | rvc.bncollege.com
Tracey Bell, Rockford Housing Authority | rockfordha.org
Sam Basile, TREKK Design | trekk.com
Phil Fonfara, Gener8tor | gener8tor.com
Meagan Schaeffer, WorkPlace | workplacesearch.com
Jeff Jinkins, Rockford Park District | rockfordparkdistrict.org
Bob Bisconti, Bisconti Computers | bisconticomputers.com
Andrea Nyberg, Ticomix | ticomix.com
John Belich, Belich Solutions | belichsolutions.com
Mike Broski, Entre' Computers | entrerock.com
Ryan Sutherland, Aerotek | aerotek.com
Russ Dulaney, Dulaney Drafting & Designs | dulaneydraftinganddesign.com
Joe Granneman, Illumination | illumination.io
Already Planning for Tech Expo 2018!