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QCRI announces 2018 summer camps for kids

Publication Date:
09/07/2018
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Register soon as places fill quickly.

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Children aged from 8 to 13 are to be given an opportunity to hone their computing skills at the second annual summer computing camps hosted by QCRI.

QCRI will run separate programs for age groups 8-10 and 11-13 from Sunday, July 15 to Thursday, July 26. No prior experience is required.

Dr Eman Fituri, QCRI’s Director of Educational Initiatives, said the summer camps provide a great opportunity for kids to learn coding, develop teamwork and problem solving skills, inspire creativity and have fun.

“We will be running some of our most popular activities including programming with Cozmo, Makey Makey and Little Bits,” Dr Fituri said.

The programs teach coding and computational thinking, and foster creativity, innovation, teamwork and problem solving. In the Cozmo program, campers will be exposed to robotics and will learn how to program Cozmo to explore, make decisions, complete tasks and create basic AI behaviors. In the Makey Makey program, the kids will create their own physically interactive games using the Scratch programming language and the Makey Makey micro controller. The Little Bits program involves using electronic components to create interactive prototypes.

Dr Fituri urged people to register soon as places fill quickly. To register, please email creativespace@hbku.edu.qa




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