We hope you can visit Mess when she exhibits at the Texas Library Association’s 2018 Annual Conference Innovation Lab on Friday, April 6. For this exhibit we’ve sought to celebrate all that is awesome about the Microsoft MakeCode website and highlight the programming environments there for the BBC micro:bit, Adafruit’s Circuit Playground Express, the Chibitronics Chibi Clip, and Seeed Studio’s Grove Zero Kit.
If and when you do purchase this hardware, you can download code made in MakeCode with ease, and you can get ideas for hands-on maker projects right on the MakeCode webpage.
And for information about TLA's Annual Conference, happening this week at the Dallas Convention Center, click here. You do not have to be a librarian or a member of TLA to visit the exhibit hall as they offer non-member event passes.
To connect with Mess during the conference, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet to her @codepioneer and @techiefactory
HAPPY CODING AND MAKING!
To get a great hands-on computing education, be sure to start at MAKECODE.COM
LIVE CAMPS WITH MAKECODE:
If you think your children would benefit from learning about programming circuit boards, opportunities abound on-site at our Tech Learning Lab in the Dallas Park Cities. We will be programming in MakeCode during our next Afterschool Lab Session, "Junior Coders & Circuit Boards," running Mondays beginning April 9, 2018. We will run the Summer Camp, "Fun with Coding for Circuit Boards," June 11 - 15 (link) and again July 23-27 (link). We will also offer this Summer Camp at The Study in Irving July 9-13 (link) and August 6-10 (link).