Code Babies Academy

The Code Babies Academy series is written by John C. Vanden-Heuvel and includes computer programming baby board books for the tiniest of hands. The books available in the series are HTML For Babies, CSS For Babies, and Web Design For Babies. Perhaps these baby board books will help turn your toddlers into computer programmers? The books are odd and adorable.

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Battle Wizards

Sunday May 31, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for This event is intended for grades 3-10

Craft spells and battle 1 on 1 and against monsters with spells you program! Using the language of Python, you will create code to aid you in the world of Minecraft.

GameStart Workshop: Video Game Design: Pygame

Sunday May 24, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8.

Dig into the Python programming language by creating arcade-style video games with GameStart staff! First, modify an existing PyGame project, then create a game from scratch.

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Visual Programming

Sunday May 17, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 1-8.

The instructors at GameStart have created a programming environment friendly to our youngest Minecrafters. Learn how to build contraptions of increasing complexity, craft clever traps, and speedy transit systems while learning the fundamentals of logic.

GameStart Workshop: Portal 2 Level Design

Sunday May 10, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 1-8

Create engaging, mind-bending, gravity-defying puzzles using CAD tools released by Valve Software for Steam. Challenge other players' creations and see how they stand up to your own!

GameStart Workshop: Video Game Design: Pygame

Sunday May 3, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8.

Dig into the Python programming language by creating arcade-style video games with GameStart staff! First, modify an existing PyGame project, then create a game from scratch.

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Modding - Mob Behaviors

Saturday March 28, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 5-8.

How to train your creeper. Adjust values and behaviors for “mobs” in the game of Minecraft to your liking. You will learn to make the entities of Minecraft act the way you want!

GameStart Workshop: Digital Art and Animation

Sunday March 29, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8.

Bring your first Computer Animation to life! Learn classic techniques developed by the masters of animation. Explore the principles of animation using the game-focused challenges created by the instructors from GameStart.

GameStart Workshop: Video Game Development

Sunday March 15, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 9-12

Learn to design and program your own video games! This workshop will take beginners through the basics of Unity 3D, a free game development platform used by professional developers all around the world.

GameStart Workshop: Video Game Design with Unity

Sunday April 26, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 5-12.

Build your own custom items, levels, and characters using the same tools and content used to build thousands of independently and commercially developed video games! Explore the Unity game development engine.

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