Petaluma tech workshops teach kids to code and more

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Scott Gilbert works on a project at Petaluma CoderDojo

A Petaluma tech club for kids is teaching them the programming skills that are so critical today. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that a town with this much tech talent is sharing it with the next generation.

Called CoderDojo, these workshops teach kids ages 7 to 17 to code and develop websites, apps and programs. The focus is on creativity, self-led learning and mentoring. The adult mentors are Petaluma residents and software engineers Candace and Barry Stump and John Crowley.

CoderDojo is a global movement that started in Ireland in 2011. The local classes take place at the Petaluma Library, which offers free access to public computers and spring break “maker” classes.

Read the article at the Argus-Courier

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