TriV Scratch @ Zoho!

Zoho Hosts TriV Scratch Hangout

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Zoho Corp based in Pleasanton, California, invited TriV to host a Scratch Hangout session on September 11, 2014.  It was our first session at this location and it’s a beautiful facility with 20,000 square feet of event space with two separate classroom tracks of over 100 seats each!  Each track is fully equipped with four projection screens and A/V setup.  To the rear of each classroom track facility are comfy couches, and there is also a large space with counters for serving food.  It’s a brand new building that Zoho just moved into last year.

Zoho Before…

 

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Many Happy Kids Later…

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Kids and parents loved the space.  Dojo ninja Kaleb (pictured below second from the end to the left with the headphones) was so excited by the new space, he was bouncing on his heels and he asked if TriV could hold all our sessions here.

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A Line of Coders Eager to Share…

Many of the kids at this session were completely new to programming and attending their first CoderDojo session which makes it all the more remarkable that when it came to asking who would like to share their creations near the end of the session, we had such a tremendous response!

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Coders Are Getting Younger at TriV…

TriV is expanding its age range for ninjas.  We have traditionally followed the lead of some other dojos when we first opened, but we are now experimenting with expanding our age range from 8-17 years old to 5-17 years old.  This is the first session that we’ve registered younger coders and it’s worked well.  Here’s an animation of Emma the dog, by 7 year-old Peyton who was a first-time visitor to TriV and a first-time Scratch coder.

zoho emma dog animation 9-11We had a few five-year old ninjas trying their hand at Scratch Jr. on the iPad who also had a great time.

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We’d like to give a BIG THANK YOU to Zoho Corp for hosting our Scratch Hangout!  We hope to return for more sessions there.

If you’re already a member of our dojo, come and join us for our Autodesk Tinkercad session on September 27, 2014 and our October session on Unity 3D led by two of our ace ninjas, Ethan and Pulkit.  If you haven’t joined us yet, it’s easy!  Just complete our membership form.

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