July 21, 2014

Minecraft Amusement Park Workshop w/Redstone

This workshop has come and gone. Check out our latest workshop, Make Your Own Haunted House Adventure in Scratch. We will have another one soon, so please sign up for our newsletter for updates! View the Educational Outcomes of this Workshop. Minecraft in Education This workshop is for the girls! Play Minecraft and learn logic skills while doing it. It’s a bit like hiding peas in the mac and cheese. Girls, ages 8+, love it because they are creating theme-park like rides in Minecraft. You’ll love it because they are learning the fundamental logic structures behind programming and engineering while they are doing it. Are you interested in hanging out too and learning what in the world your kids are doing while they play Minecraft? No problem, adults, just get an extra ticket for yourself, and let us know you’re tagging along. Proudly offered by We Can Code It, with support from Bizdom Cleveland, we’ll provide fun instruction, donuts, and juice for the girls. You provide a computer (let us know if you need to borrow one when you get your tickets, and we’ll set you up). [one_half] Girls Make an amusement park in Minecraft! Make a dunk tank! Create a photo booth! Make a Minecraft Roller Coaster! [/one_half][one_half_last] Adults Feel free to get a ticket for yourself if you’d like. Your girls will be learning logic structures that help them in all walks of life, but also form a strong foundational understanding for engineering and programming! Yep, we’re hiding peas in the mac and cheese! Circuit design Logic structures (And/Or/Xor . . .) Programming skills Computational thinking Problem solving Seeing with engineering and computational / expressive perspectives [/one_half_last] Where Bizdom Cleveland at Tower City 250 W. Huron Rd. Suite 203 Cleveland, OH 44113 (We’ll send you exact directions in an email) [vsgmap address=”250 W. Huron Rd., Cleveland, OH 44113″ height=”200″] When Saturday, Aug 16, 2014. 10 AM to 12PM. Register Now! Online Ticketing for Minecraft Amusement Park (Intro to Logic Structures and Circuits) for Girls powered by Eventbrite Are you interested in learning coding, programming, or development? We Can Code IT is a Cleveland-based non-profit whose mission is to empower females in tech by teaching them how to code. We offer a series of workshops and seminars focusing on programming, web, and mobile development. Follow Us!
July 17, 2014

Women in Technology: Mel McGee Receives Crain’s Cleveland Business Women of Note Award

In the article, McGee is praised for making her way in the male-dominated world of technology, she admits to being a geek, and she challenges the notion that girls aren’t as adept at learning STEM . . .
July 16, 2014

Scratch: Make Giga Walk

June 21, 2014

Scratch: Make a Ball Bounce

Girls in STEM As part of Mira’s We Can Code IT Series on Scratch, she shows you a very simple tutorial on how to make a ball bounce. Scratch is free and is used online. Just go to http://scratch.mit.edu.
May 27, 2014

Workshop: WordPress Creation & Management Basics

This workshop has come and gone. See our schedule for current computer classes. Computer Classes in Cleveland Designers, do you want to learn WordPress? Do you already create WordPress sites, but want a way for your clients to manage their pages and posts? Then spread the word and join us this Saturday, May 31st from 10 AM to 1 PM, Downtown Cleveland, and learn the Basics of WordPress! By the time you leave the workshop you’ll know how to manage a WordPress site, and you’ll be full of coffee, a delicious lunch, and slushies. For Graphic Designers . . . Or Your Clients [one_half] I Want to Expand My Skills Do you know want to start designing for the web? Do you know some web design, but want to expand your skills to include WordPress site creation? Then this is the class for you! We’ve made a fast, affordable, and easy to understand workshop so you can get up and running quickly![/one_half][one_half_last] I Want to Educate My Clients This workshop will be great for your clients. They’ll learn how to maintain their WordPress sites without relying on you for help or gasp ruining your design. We’re on your side with this one. You can leave the training up to us while you focus on your mad design skills. Send your clients directly to this link. [/one_half_last] Where Bizdom Cleveland at Tower City 250 W. Huron Rd. Suite 203 Cleveland, OH 44113 (We’ll send you exact directions in an email) [vsgmap address=”250 W. Huron Rd., Cleveland, OH 44113″ height=”200″] When Saturday, May 31, 2014. 10 AM to 1PM. Register Now! Event Registration Online for How to Create a Simple WordPress Site powered by Eventbrite Taught by Mel McGee: Senior Developer, 17 year web veteran, owner of imageNation, CEO/CTO of Rovar Augmented Reality, and Founder of We Can Code IT. Are you interested in learning web development? We Can Code IT is a Cleveland-based non-profit whose mission is to empower females in tech by teaching them how to code. We offer a series or workshops and seminars focusing on web and mobile development, perfect for designers wanting to affordably expand their skills . . . all in the Cleveland area!
May 22, 2014

We Can Code IT featured at Cleveland Mini Maker Faire

We Can Code IT founders Mel McGee and Shana Mysko were featured at the Cleveland Mini Makers Faire. The pair showed children how to program their own chat bots using a program developed by their sister company, imageNation Web Experts, called Zoe Bot.   Zoe Bot is an online, interactive, artificial intelligence application that will chat with a user.  The kids were able to make their own chat bots as well that would respond to them.   Mel demonstrated Skeletorbot, her artificial intelligence chatting skeleton, and showed kids how she created it. Skeletorbot chatted with visitors as they passed by, hopefully not creeping too many of them out. He was originally conceived in the early 00’s as a pet-project by Mel for one of her Halloween parties. Mel and Shana also had a Google Glass demonstration that allowed attendees to try out the wearable computer as well as an augmented reality station. Watch the video for a sample of the fun!
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