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Platform Chat

Following on from last month’s session, we could finally add dialogue options to our characters in the game!

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Creating cool websites

Following on from the amazing work done by the coders led by Si last session, we took to improving our skills. We started the session with a quick recap, and many had prepared content of their own between sessions.

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Bradford Coderdojo, Launches New Site

Well. Finally got around to putting this old website together. Neat thing about it - powered by Jekyll and I can use Markdown to author my posts. It actually is a lot easier than I thought it was going to be.

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Coderdojo 5 some potential ninjas in action!

Nathan and Emily have attended 3 CoderDojos. Nathan enjoyed writing some programs and animations using Scratch Junior on an iPad. At the last session he learnt how to create some simple 3D objects using the free resource Tinkercad www.tinkercad.com and today he is continuing to work on Tinkercad creating a monster based on a chicken and an egg. Once completed he can export the design and use the 3D printer to print his design.

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Coderdojo 5 desigining a website

Another good turn out at the CoderDojo today and great to see new Mentor Si Wilson working with some keen coders building a simple website using HTML.

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Coderdojo 5 creating animated gifs

Mentors Kris and Shi have been showing some of the children how to create animated Gifs using swankypaint a paint program they created. It is available to use for free. The children created a few frames, created an image that they copied across the frames changing the image slightly to create a simple animation. The image can then be saved as an animated Gif to be added to a website or other resource.

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Coderdojo 4

Our 4th Bradford CoderDojo took place this morning at the Innovation Centre Bradford.

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Coderdojo part deux

A big thanks to all the children, parents and mentors who made our second CoderDojo in Bradford another enjoyable and successful experience.

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Coderdojo let's get coding

The first Bradford CoderDojo took part on Saturday 25th October and was well attended by children and parents from the local area. I greatly enjoyed working with such an enthusiastic group of children, parents and mentors and look forward to the next session on the 6th December.

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Bradford Coderdojo

We are pleased to announce the first date of the Bradford CoderDojo to be held at the Innovation Centre Bradford on Saturday the 25th October 09:30 to 12:30.

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