CoderDojo Romania Summer Camp 2016

1 The poster of the event

CoderDojo Romania Summer Camp Became International in 2016

This is the 3rd edition of the CoderDojo Summer Camp. It is the biggest multi-dojo event of the Romanian network, after bringing together in the historic citadel of Alba Iulia more than 80 ninjas aged 7-17 coming from 15 dojos. For the first time, the event went international by involving ninjas and mentors from Moldova, Serbia and Turkey.

Hosted by the 1 Decembrie 1918 University of Alba Iulia, the week-long event included programming-related educational activities complemented with leisure and non-tech learning experiences.

The two daily coding sessions grouping participants in Scratch, Web Development, Algorithmics, Advanced Programming Languages, Unity/Game Development, Robotics/Embedded, Web Design workshops resulted in about 25 projects that were showcased by their developers in a non-competitive Demo-Day event.

4 Web Development Workshop

 

From a Scratch-based version of the well known Lemmings game to an automated home model, from websites reflecting the Summer Camp to C++ developed versions of Tetris game or a Conway Game of Life implementation, the projects presented reflect the new knowledge and skills gained from the 15 dedicated mentors representing dojos from Timisoara, Oradea, Bucharest and Chisinau. Small team and medium-sized organization innovation generating exercises were practiced by the older ninjas while the younger ones involved group playing in order to enhance their social skills.

5 Scratch Ninjas at Demo-Day

 

Despite the density of the CoderDojo specific activities, the program of the camp offered participants the opportunities to assist to the ceremony of the Alba Carolina citadel guard change, to experiment the ziplines and the aerial tree circuits of the Dinamys Adventure Park or to simply play basketball or board games with their peers. All participants spent a day visiting the Corvin Castle of Hunedoara and the Hațeg County Dinosaurs Geopark, getting acquainted with stories of medieval kings and the reconstruction of Balaur Bondoc dinosaur.

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Building on the success of the CoderDojo Romania Summer Camp, the organizers from Banat IT Association, the CoderDojo Timisoara’s platform organization, and the 1 Decembrie 1918 University of Alba Iulia will sketch the blueprint for the 2017 edition that will be open to interested mentor + ninjas groups from Romania and abroad, interested to learn, code and relax in one of the best restored medieval fortresses in Europe.

Looking forward to have you on participants’ list!

3 A Bigger Group Photo in University Yard

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William says

Will this project be done in 2017?

Mihai TEODORESCU says

Dear organisers, as a parent that want his kid to learn web programming and willing to pay the participation fees , i don't understand how a summer camp can accomplish this goal. Can you please explain the activities involved so that a 14 years old kid can grab technical skills and to understand object oriented programming, web languages, data formats, web servers, app servers etc