Happy Code Club gives out 50 Technology Summer Camp Scholarships

on Aug 15, 2018

IMG_3761 KIDS ALL TECHNOLOGY JOURNEY SUMMER CAMP 2018

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Topics: Learn to Code, Families

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

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: Stamford, STEM, STEAM, New Location

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

Student of the Month (April)

on May 5, 2018
Brenden_Scratch

As an avid Scratcher, Brenden has taken his projects to the next level, like his Fish Chomping game, mind-reading search engine, and more! In addition to Intermediate Programming in Scratch, he's also joined the Java Programming with Minecraft class for the Spring session! Currently he's one of two students enrolled in multiple classes on the same day!!

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Topics: Blog, Kids Coding, STEM, STEAM, HappyCoders, Student of the Month, Kids Can Code

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

YMCA "Healthy Kids Day" Event

on May 5, 2018

This past weekend on Saturday the 21st of April, Happy Code Club attended the Stamford YMCA Healthy Kids event. Lots of fun was had by all! Kids were able to try out our new Ozobot Robots by drawing their own code maps with specific coding instructions the robot would follow. This was a big hit for both parents and children. At another table children were able to see the amazing moves of an EV3 robot in action, and play games with

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 the EV3 Robot. Scratch JR was set up on Ipads for the K-1 crowd to try their hands at coding animations.
The Healthy Kids event was a great way to get out and meet more of our Stamford community and share our coding passion!

The next time you see us will be at STEMFEST on May 19th. Feel free to stop by our table and you will be able to try out some of these fun  coding activities. Check out our pictures from this event!

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Topics: coding, Events, YMCA, Robotics, Families

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

Happy Scratch Coding Tips - A Free Video Series for Scratchers

on Apr 11, 2018

Our Scratch Guru Erickson has created a new video series to teach people awesome tips and neat things to do in Scratch! You can watch and learn, or better yet try out the code in Scratch alongside the video!

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Topics: Scratch, Blog, Kids Coding, learning, Visual Scripting, Learn to Code, Kids Can Code, Coding Tips, Scratch Coding Tips

What is Unity? An introduction to the leading global game development engine

on Apr 10, 2018

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Topics: 3D Game Design, games, gaming, Kids Coding, Game Engines, Unity3D, Game Development, Made with Unity, Learn with Unity, Kids Can Code