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

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

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

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

👩🏼‍🔬👨🏼‍💻 Why do our Kids Coding Club T-shirts say "Coding Wizard in Training"? 👩🏼‍💻👨🏼‍🏫

on Nov 22, 2017

You may have noticed our Happy Instructors walking, coding, talking, and teaching with a new style of shirt on. We were so excited to order this new "Coding Wizard" shirt design for BOTH staff and students. Because our instructors are so intelligent, enthusiastic, and downright magical it made perfect sense to brand them as Coding Wizards; moreover the knowledge they impart naturally makes our each of our student HappyCoders a "Coding Wizard in Training" 😄🔮✨

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Topics: tshirts, Blog, Kids Coding, HappyInstructors, HappyStaff, HappyCoders, STEAM, Stamford, connecticut, learning, Instructors

Building your own Amazing Gaming Machine

on Nov 20, 2017

Sometimes, computers can seem like magical machines that can do almost anything! They work tirelessly to run all your software and games, store everything from family photos to English essays, and can survive some of the worst viruses or drops imaginable.

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Topics: Blog, HappyInstructors, STEAM, STEM, learning, PC build, PC building, build your own PC, gaming pc, gaming pc build, learning to build a PC, Stamford, connecticut

Newsletter - August 2017

on Aug 3, 2017

For those that didn't get the newsletter via our mailing list, below is a PDF re-upload.

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Topics: coding, mt kisco, Scratch, Blog, boys and girls club, connecticut, day camps, Events, Kids Coding, learning, northern westchester, Python, Schools, Stamford, STEM, westchester