2-day Workshops in Thanksgiving break: Mon-Tue, Nov 25-26 @ UT Dallas & IBM (Coppell)!

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Since several ISDs (Coppell, Lewisville, Denton, Frisco, Irving, Allen and more…) are closed for whole Thanksgiving break, we have decided to offer 2-day workshops. These will proceed in bit slower pace compared to one-day workshops. We will spend more time on hands-on examples as well.

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2-day workshops on Nov 25-26

(Monday & Tuesday)

IBM Coppell

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UT Dallas

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Level 1: 3rd graders to adults

Enjoyable Intro to Programming using Logo & Scratch

Hollerith

ECSS lab 2.103 (no laptop needed)

ECSS classroom 2.412 (with laptop)

Level 2 : Middle Schoolers to adults

(younger Level 1 graduates OK too) 

Enjoyable intro to Programming using Alice (Animations)

Mandelbrot &

Riggins

ECSS lab 2.104 (no laptop needed)

ECSS classroom 2.410 (with laptop)

Level 2 : Middle Schoolers to adults

(younger Level 1 graduates OK too)

complete Alice workshop first!

Enjoyable intro to Programming using JavaScript (Drawings)

Parry

ECSS lab 3.101

(one level up – near

the elevator – rear of the building)

Level 3 : Level 2 graduates

Intro to Programming in Java

N/A

ECSS classroom 2.415

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We are excited to offer these workshops in 2 locations: UT Dallas campus and IBM @ Coppell (SOLD OUT). Here is the address for IBM: IBM Innovation Center, 1177 S Beltline Rd, Coppell, TX 75019. We hope this location will be more convenient to Coppell, Denton, Irving and Lewisville ISD students.

Note: Workshops @ IBM are limited to school students, college students and IBM employees. 

Logo & Scratch workshop will run 10am-3pm and other workshops will run 10am to 4pm, but the students can arrive as early as 9am and leave as late as 5pm. We plan to use CS labs in UT Dallas – so laptops are optional, but you are required to bring laptop if you are attending the workshops @ IBM. We will provide lunch for 12 noon to 1pm and we will provide snacks around 3pm as well. 

We encourage every one (3rd graders to adults) to start at level 1 and climb up! Focus on the journey instead of speeding towards the destination!! However, we do come across middle/high school students who are paranoid about sitting with 3rd graders and want to progress faster :-) They can start at level 2 with Alice workshop.

Registration site: UTD Marketplace

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CS Outreach day – Wednesday, Nov 27!

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Since all schools are closed on this day for Thanksgiving break, we have decided to celebrate Wednesday, November 27th as CS Outreach day by offering lots of workshops! We strongly believe that every one will be able to find at least one workshop that is interesting and useful to school students, while parents are busy making last-minute preparations for Thanksgiving day!!

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Unless explictly stated,  all Elementary kids' workshops will be conducted in CS labs & we will use the desktop machines there – no need to bring your own laptop to the workshop. All other workshops are conducted in regular classrooms, so you are required to bring your own laptop. Windows laptop is preferred though Mac or Linux laptop may work for most workshops (.NET workshops require Windows laptops). Friends/siblings can share a laptop and take turns to do hands-on exercises (we do not recommend this approach though).

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Registration site: UTD Marketplace

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Level 0: Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders

L0A

Animate, Draw & Explore using Scratch! - 2 pm to 4 pm

ECSS lab 2.103

Level 1: 3rd graders to adults

L1A1

Fancy Drawings using Logo - 9 am to 12 noon

ECSS lab 2.104

L1B1

Animations using Scratch - 9 am to 12 noon

ECSS lab 2.103

L1B2

Animations using Scratch - 1:30 pm to 5 pm

ECSS lab 3.101

L1C2

Playing with Finch Robots - 1:30 pm to 5 pm

ECSS lab 2.104

L1D

Introduction to HTML and Internet concepts - 9 am to 12 noon

ECSS lab 3.101

Level 2 : Middle Schoolers to adults (younger Level 1 graduates OK too) 

L2A

Enjoyable intro to Programming using Alice (Animations)

ECSS classroom 2.415

L2B

Enjoyable intro to Programming using Scribbler Robots

ECSS classroom 2.201

L2C

Android applications using MIT App Inventor

ECSS classroom 2.203

L2D

Enjoyable intro to Programming using JavaScript (Drawings)

ECSS classroom 2.412

Level 3 : Level 2 graduates or students with equivalent experience

L3A

Intro to Programming in Java

ECSS classroom 2.410

L3B

Intro to Programming in C++

ECSS classroom 2.306

L3C

Intro to Programming in Python

Cancelled

L3D

Intro to Programming in C#

Cancelled

L3E

Intro to Programming in Ruby

Cancelled

L3F

Introduction to Animation using Maya

Cancelled

L3H

Enjoyable intro to Java & OOP using Greenfoot IDE

Cancelled

Level 4: Level 3 graduates or students with similar experience

L4A

Object Oriented Programming in Java

Cancelled

L4B

Object Oriented Programming in C++

Cancelled

L4D

Intro to Programming Competition problems

ECSS classroom 2.203

L4E

Programming Competition problems – USACO Bronze level

ECSS classroom 2.203

L4F

Virtual Reality game using Unity framework

Cancelled

L4G

Embedded C programming with Arduino

Cancelled

L4H

Web programming using PHP

Cancelled

L4I

Web programming using JavaScript

Cancelled

L4G

Develop & integrate game/app with Facebook

Cancelled

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This page will be updated with detailed description of each workshop in a week or two. Use bit.ly/ccutd to register. Fee for each workshop will be $20 for advance registrations and $30 after Thursday, Nov 21st (school teachers, UTD folks and low income families qualify for reduced fees – see registration page for details). No refunds on cancellations, but full refund will be given if we decide to cancel a workshop due to low enrollment.

Elementary kids' workshops will run for half-day in CS labs – participants need NOT bring the laptops. All other workshops will run full day (9 am to 5 pm) in classrooms & participants should bring their own laptops. Lunch will be provided at 12 noon for all workshop participants. While we are targeting these workshops for school students, every one including working adults are welcome to take advantage of them! Since UTD will be in Fall break, visitors can use any Green parking space – no parking permit will be required. We hope to see you soon at UT-Dallas!!