Our First Scratch Hackathon!

  On May 27, TriValley Coder Dojo held our first Scratch Hackathon! Written by: Kristin Goedert Photos: Kristin Goedert   TriV wanted to offer our youth members the experience of participating in a Hackathon event, and all of the learning opportunities that surround a hackathon. Although hackathons are typically only available to teens and adults…

Check out the Maker Faire!

Written by: Kristin Goedert Photos & Graphics courtesy of the Maker Faire When: May 19, May 20, & May 21, 2017 Where: San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403 Learn More: http://makerfaire.com/bay-area/ Where can you see a 12-ton 16-foot-tall robot, ride a Big Ant, check out a Life-Size Mousetrap, try a tall bike and…

Meet The Mentor: Josephine Lam

Code Monkey Mentor Extraordinaire Written by: Jocelyn Combs and Valerie Freitas; Photo credit: Jocelyn Combs Josephine started attending TriValley CoderDojo meetings last summer. She was looking for coding classes for her sons, because they enjoyed computer games so much, but her family found the club instead, and since then they have never looked back. Although Josephine is…

Farewell to Special Friends

Volunteers Honored for Contributions Written by: Jocelyn Combs and Valerie Freitas Photo Credits: Jocelyn Combs, Chika Sekimoto, and Munish Matai In 2013, Jamie Heston, a Bay Area native and Hayward resident, was looking for a way for her two home-schooled sons, Ashton and Kaleb, to learn programming. She tried to teach them herself with discs…