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

on Apr 10, 2018

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

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 - 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

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

Developing Visual Scripting Curricula

on Oct 16, 2017

Visual scripting is a wonderful and powerful tool to learn Computer Science with. It's excellent for both beginners and visual learners in general. While text-based coding has its significant benefits and some drawbacks, visual programming can be a great choice especially when learning something as complex as a full-fledged game engine like Unity3D.

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Topics: 3D Game Design, Unity3D, Visual Scripting, Unity3D with Bolt, Game Engines, Game Development, Curriculum Development