TriV’s One Room Clubhouse

One Room: Multiple Ages, Skill Levels, Topics TriV started in October 2013 with sessions in the single, large community room of the Dublin Library on the first Wednesday of each month conducting presenter-led sessions on a single topic.  While many children enjoyed the activities during this time, this format did not suit our existing resources and…

Minecraft Modding Still Popular

Minecraft Modding Resources Despite being bought by Microsoft, Minecraft’s popularity is still strong and interest in modifying or “modding” this game still high.  Modding involves either making small changes to the original source code of Minecraft on the client or player side (some call this “jar hacking”) or creating small programs that are added to it…

Oracle Becomes Third Site for TriValley CoderDojo Sessions

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…

Microcontroller Fun with Tessel

  What Are Microcontrollers? Microcontrollers are small computers that take inputs from our physical world through various sensors and uses that information to control or trigger other actions.  They are often embedded in the products we use everyday and with wireless communications and the capabilities of the Internet, they can be used to to interact with…

CodeCombat Big Hit @TriV

TriV CodeCombat Warriors   Our ninjas jumped right in to the CodeCombat game at our monthly session last night on November 5th.  CodeCombat is a self-guided online game where kids (and adults) can learn to program while having fun battling ogres and other villans.  There are several languages to choose from: Javascript, Python, Clojure, IO,…