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

Six Snow Day STEM Activities

on Mar 8, 2018

With yesterday's monster blizzard and another Nor'easter coming Monday, we thought it would be the perfect time to brainstorm a few STEAM activities to do when snowed in.

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Topics: Kids Can Code, Learn to Code, STEAM, Python, Blog, learning

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

Broadening Our Horizons

on Jan 31, 2018

Since 1964, the Horizons program has been building brighter futures for kids of all ages. Happy Code Club is proud to have joined the effort to improve the skills of these kids and send them back to their schools excited to learn! We began contributing on January 12th as part of their Winter Program at the New Canaan Country School campus each Saturday for 4 weeks. With two blocks each weekend, I've been teaching 18 students our Unity Unmasked curriculum with the aide of Steven, a TA provided by Horizons and a student who's been in the program itself since 2nd grade.

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Topics: Kids Can Code, Learn with Unity, Learn to Code, Made with Unity, Winter Session, Coding for Teens, HappyStaff, HappyInstructors, Unity3D, Girls Can Code

Touring the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium

on Jan 31, 2018

Invited to Visit 🐟🐠🐡

Our journey began when one of my students at the Horizons program was discussing with his father the Unity class he's taking. That simple conversation sparked what may be an exciting and fruitful program. As I came to learn, roughly 1 year ago the aquarium setup a massive 32-screen digital fish wall, running an app that enabled visitors to paint their very own aquatic life and upon giving it a name, watch it join the hundreds of marinelife up on the big screen! The aquarium's IT Manager Serigo had facilitated this project and after listening to his son's enjoyment of our Unity class, emailed me to introduce himself and the digital wall exhibit. Sergio invited me to come see it for myself, meet him, and tour the facility!

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Topics: Kids Can Code, Made with Unity, HappyStaff, Kids Coding, Blog, Insider, games, learning, Unity3D, HappyInstructors, Norwalk, maritimeaquarium

Student of the Month (January)

on Jan 31, 2018

Olivia is our Student of the Month for being such an engaged, dedicated, and enthused coder. Check out some of the great projects she's created during our Programming in Scratch Scratch class: 

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Topics: Kids Can Code, Learn to Code, HappyCoders, Student of the Month

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 3)

on Dec 31, 2017

Note: This is one part of a multi-blog series, read the previous one here.

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Topics: 3d-printing, HappyInstructors, mod-t

New Virtual Reality Class Incoming

on Dec 31, 2017

We're ringing in the New Year with our announcement of a NEW curriculum currently in development:

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Topics: 3D Game Design, Curriculum Development, Unity3D, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality with Unity, Made with Unity, Unity3D with Bolt, Learn to Code, Android, Learn with Unity, Kids Can Code