CoderDojo teaches students coding skills

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TIPPECANOE COUNTY — As schools are getting underway for most kids, a few are spending their Saturdays learning something new.

Saturday was the first meeting of the CoderDojo held at MatchBox Coworking Studio in Lafayette.

The program started in Indianapolis and has made its way to Tippecanoe County. It’s designed for kids K-12 to work on program-related projects that find interesting.

Organizer Isaac Schumann said with technology changing, it’s important for kids to have coding knowledge.

“[It’s] an introduction to computer science, which is just very valuable in all sorts of professions,” Schumann said. “It’s something that I think the schools are definitely getting on board. They’re trying, but it’s something that you’re not going to get in a whole lot of in the schools yet.”

If you missed Saturday’s class, you can still join in on the fun. CoderDojo classes take place every Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

Taylor Hardy

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