TriV Kicks Off New Venue With Scratch
Gloria Cheng, an employee at Oracle (pictured right with her daughter), and her fellow members (Kimthu Doan and Mary June Dorsey) at the Pleasanton Community of the Oracle Womens Leadership program sponsored TriValley CoderDojo’s first event at Oracle on February 25, 2015. Gloria has been attending TriV sessions since the club’s start in October 2013 and she was instrumental in arranging our first session at the new venue.
Oracle’s David Kwan and John Krischer provided not only IT support but also provided a dozen pizzas for the kids to munch on while they worked on their projects, along with the many snacks parents brought to contribute. We had a full house with a sold out event and a long waiting list. Kids ages 5 years old and up created games and animations following the tutorials or making original creations of their own!
We had a variety of projects with kids working on laptops with some iPads used among the youngest coders. Our youngest presenter was Kavin who was 5.5 years old! We’ve included just a few photos of some of the projects presented below.
We wish we could show them all!
Our youth volunteers really did an incredible job at the session: mentoring, emceeing, organizing kids to present their projects and even troubleshooting a few technical issues with the audio/visual equipment. They were a great team! We’re really proud of how active our youth members are in the club and how supportive and encouraging they are with one another. Leadership is one of the skills that we try to foster at TriV. We want to thank all of our volunteers, but especially our youth volunteers, not all of whom are pictured here. We want to say a special thanks to Evan, our youth photographer, for helping us capture pictures at the event.
We appreciate Oracle hosting TriValley CoderDojo’s session and we welcome Oracle as our third host site. We look forward to continued sessions at this location!