Coding creativity with Devoxx4Kids

blue-infinity hosted the 7th edition of Devoxx4Kids on Saturday 10th December. We were happy to welcome over 100 children at this event, sharing with them our passion for digital.

The goal of Devoxx4Kids is to get kids excited about creating something from code, to understand that code is all around us from fridges to mobile phones, computers to televisions. Children are already flooded with a world of electronics and Devoxx help explore their creativity, teaching them programming in a fun way. Children ages 4 - 15 years enjoyed a great variety of activities:

The Minis, ages 4 - 6, enjoyed Cubetto and Robot Turtles - a premiere - by programming to discover some cool robotics!

Kids ages 7 -10, joined us during the afternoon for Thymio to also explore a universe of robotics and learn a robot's language, and Scratch, games using sounds.

Teens aged 11 to 15, discovered all day the most advanced workshop with Arduino, NAO, Minecraft and Algoid. As with every Devoxx4Kids conference, NAO is the star of the day. Combination of mechanical engineering and software, NAO is a robot made up of a multitude of sensors, motors and software piloted by the children! As a new learning tool, the robot makes learning code stimulating, attractive and concrete. 

Many thanks to Xavier Bourguignon, Devoxx4Kids creator, to his team and to IT Training Academy who provided their teaching faculty and classrooms, without which the event would not be possible.

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kirk havelock
Kirk Havelock

Kirk leads internal and external communications campaigns to develop blue-infinity's presence locally and globally whilst boosting engagement, advocacy and the voices of +600 digital experts.