Student of the Month (May & June)

on Jun 28, 2018

Our Student of the Month is Quinn! Quinn is a bit of a Happy Code veteran, he most recently did the Java Programming with Minecraft class this past Spring! Checkout these screenshots of his code and mod in-game:

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Topics: modding, Java, minecraft, Stamford, Student of the Month

New Location [Update]

on Jun 28, 2018

Over the month of June we have setup so much and made tons of improvements to our space. Below is just a fraction of this work, come by our Open Houses to see it all!

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Topics: New Location, STEAM, Stamford, STEM

Our New Clubhouse Location

on May 27, 2018

Those of you close to us may know that we've been searching for a new location since December 2017 - we outgrew our current office long ago and have finally found a place that can meet the needs of our students, parents, and staff. Much like a hermit crab, our new Clubhouse will allow Happy Code to grow and thrive.

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Topics: Kids Can Code, Coding for Teens, HappyCoders, HappyStaff, HappyInstructors, STEAM, STEM, summer camp, Stamford, learning, Kids Coding, Blog, New Location

Development of Java Programming with Minecraft

on May 5, 2018

According to Inc., Java is the most popular programming language in the world right now. Java, originally invented by Sun Microsystems as a programming language for television systems, has turned into one of the most popular languages in the world. Java is used to build different applications, like mobile apps, server apps and video games.

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Topics: Java, minecraft, coding, Curriculum Development, modding, Kids Can Code, Stamford

Building Our Own Minecraft Server

on May 5, 2018

In mid-April, Enea and I built a desktop computer out of parts we had originally ordered for our Amazing Gaming Machines class, to use for the then-upcoming class "Java Programming with Minecraft". We began with a table full of parts, most still in their original packages:

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Topics: learning to build a PC, gaming pc build, gaming pc, Game Development, minecraft, modding, Kids Coding, Kids Can Code, Stamford, HappyStaff

Trap't - Escape Room

on Mar 11, 2018

In late February, our team had the opportunity to put their heads together and solve puzzles to make it out alive from our trap't adventure! Before the fun even began, we got to tinker with a bunch of wooden and plastic brain teasers in the lobby, to get the logical-juices flowing.

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Topics: Stamford, HappyStaff, HappyInstructors, Blog, Escape Room, Events, connecticut

So many new faces! 🙂

on Mar 10, 2018

Say hello to our newest instructors

With so many upcoming new schools and students to teach, we're excited to announce our latest additions to the HappyStaff team:

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Topics: HappyStaff, HappyInstructors, Stamford, Blog, Norwalk

Student of the Month (February)

on Mar 5, 2018

William is our Student of the Month for being a very creative and focused member of our Club. Check out some of these screenshots of the great project he's worked on during ouUnity Unwrapped  class: 

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Topics: Kids Can Code, Learn with Unity, Winter Session, Student of the Month, STEAM, Stamford

Student of the Month - December ❄

on Dec 31, 2017

Dylan is our Student of the Month for being a creative and committed coder in Unity Unwrapped. Always interested in taking his projects and skills further, below are screenshots 📷 of one of his class projects!

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Topics: Blog, Student of the Month, Unity3D, Unity3D with Bolt, Coding for Teens, Stamford

3D Printing with the Mod-t (Part 2)

on Dec 14, 2017

Note: This is an update blog post, read the first one here.

Day 30 - Overcoming Misprints

In the first month I experienced a number of issues with the Mod-t, but with some determination, patience, and New Matter's excellent customer support I was able to overcome each and every one!

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Topics: 3d-printing, Blog, STEM, Stamford, STEAM