Learn to Code with Sylvia Aguinaga of DIY Girls

LACASIS&T and UCLA at ASIS&T will join forces to present a very special event.

Event Date:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 – 5:30pm

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Code is a critical part of how we create and share information in the 21st century — and code-literacy is indispensable for information professionals.

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to code in Scratch, a free programming language and online community developed at the MIT Media Lab where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations (http://scratch.mit.edu/).

Sylvia Aguinaga will present on the significance of code-literacy today, give perspective from her experience teaching coding to kids, and then lead a hands-on demo of Scratch.

She won’t stop there! You’ll find out more about Three.js, a 3D Javascript library used to create and display animated 3D computer graphics on a Web browser.

Feel free to travel light and leave your laptop at home.  The workshop is in the IS Mac Lab (GSE&IS building, room 118), and the UCLA ASIS&T Student Chapter secured guest logins for non-students to use the computers there during the workshop, ensuring all can participate in the demo and hands-on tutorial.

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About the Speaker

Sylvia Aguinaga is the Director of Curriculum for DIY Girls (www.diygirls.org), a non-profit that provides hands-on tech experiences for girls in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. There, she develops project content and guides the making process at workshops. Sylvia is currently working on her Masters degree in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. As a Special Projects Intern at Los Angeles Central Public Library, she has helped create a coding curriculum that will be implemented at 9 schools and library branches in the LA area. Sylvia has a special interest in how computer code can help kids develop 21st century skills. She believes code is a way of being in the world — a way to create instead of consume. In her free time, she loves to draw creatures and collage videos using the programming language Processing.