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March 2015
Free

Scratch Programming Introduction

March 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Volta Labs,
5415 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1G1 Canada
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Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. Please note: This session is targetted to children ages 7-12. All children must be accompanied by a parent for the duration of…

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April 2015

Learning to Code Workshop

April 18, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Volta Labs,
5415 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1G1 Canada
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Learn the basics of computer programming – properties, functions, conditionals, loops – in a fun, multiplayer game environment. Students will learn to write instructions in a real programming language (Lua) to customize avatars and make them explore and interact. No previous experience required. Please note: This session is targeted to children ages 9-13. All children must be accompanied by a parent for the duration of the session. A laptop is required with the following specifications: Mac (Intel) or Windows (Pentium 4 or later)  Mac OSX…

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May 2015
Free

Basics of Design – Workshop

May 30, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Volta Labs,
5415 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1G1 Canada
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Learn the basics of design (and blow people’s minds!) Ages: 9-12 years old The last time you played Minecraft, used a website on an iPad, or looked at a cereal box in the grocery store, have you ever wondered “who made all that stuff look so cool”? Each and every one of those products were designed by someone who worked hard to make them look awesome. The study of graphic design is all about learning how to use images, colors,…

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September 2015
Free

Learn the Basics of HTML and CSS

September 26, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Volta,
1505 Barrington St - Suite 701
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J Canada
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Parents bring your children (aged 10-14) for an afternoon of learning the language of the Internet (HTML and CSS) for free. No prior knowledge is necessary. Please note: This session is targeted to children aged 10-14. All children must be accompanied by one parent for the duration of the session. A laptop is required with the following specifications: Mac (Intel) or Windows (Pentium 4 or later) Wifi capable 512 mb RAM Firefox (v36+) or Chrome (v41+) A text editor Due to limited…

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November 2015
Free

Learn to Build a 3D Video Game

November 14, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Volta,
1505 Barrington St - Suite 701
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J Canada
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Learn to build a playable, physics-based 3d game level in Unity – Playtest your level while you add obstacles, modify gameplay parameters, and build 3d terrain! In this workshop you will learn to: Use Unity Editor’s most important editing panels Create Unity “prefabs” Add your objects to the 3d scene Position, duplicate, and rotate your objects Modify gameplay parameters on your player and other game objects Use the Unity terrain system to build cool levels Write a little code Playtest…

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