We are bringing this programme back for Term 3 for students who wish to progress their skills learnt in Term 2. This course gives a first look at text based programming and it’s fundamentals and ideals. User input, basic interaction, functions and classes are the main focuses of this course. Students will learn these concepts and the develop the skills to be able to apply them to develop a series of projects. Projects may involve animations, games, quizzes or a basic app. Python will be used in this course and no prior experience in Python or other text based languages is required.
Requirements: A laptop that can connect to Wii-fi. No prior coding experience required. (Matamoe hub does have the facility to provide a device upon request and prior arrangement for use in class)
Dates: Tuesday 3 August – 1 October 2021
Venue: Matamoe Hub
Student Year: 5-9
Tutor: Kris and Brianna
Tutor – Kristopher
Kristopher graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a bachelor’s degree in Computing. He was employed by FDM, an IT consultancy firm based in the UK, and was placed to Hong Kong and Shang Hai Bank (aka HSBC) for more than three years. Due to the nature of the job as an IT consultant, he has extensive experience in different IT areas including business intelligence solution architect, fintech adoption, system modeling, data analytics, web development, artificial intelligence.
Through his work Kristropher has achieved three months of intensive training in Java, SQL, web development, and alongside training in BI and Cloud Solutions. He has close to a decades experience in programming, a great understanding of coding principles and proper coding practice.
Outside of the world of IT Kristopher also has four years of experience in tutoring. He was a part-time tutor at the Hong Kong Education Service Centre where he mainly taught programming, mathematics, English, Chinese, Basketball, Dancing, and Magic. He has good experience in working with children and assisting them in understanding and working with complex concepts using interesting but accurate metaphors.
Tutor – Brianna
Brianna is working towards a Bachelor of Science majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics at Victoria University. Passionate about maths from a young age she picked up programming while at Intermediate School. Since, Brianna has gained experience in a broad range of programming languages, including Java, Python, ChucK, and HTML/CSS, among others. She has also participated in both the New Zealand Programming Contest and the New Zealand Informatics Competition multiple times.
Brianna is also an experienced Kids Church Leader. A role that involves teaching, facilitating games, and engaging the kids in small-group discussion. Brianna really enjoys helping kids to explore new ideas and watching them learn.
There is a class size limit of 15 students. If your registration is received after we have reached this limit you will be automatically added to a waitlist. A member of the Matamoe Hub team will be in touch to advise.