Scratch&AR master class for kids took place in Kyiv on October 20th, where the young developers created an augmented reality games. The event was organized by BrainBasket Foundation.
The event was attended by more than 30 kids aged from 9 to 13 years who learned the visual programming language Scratch, developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During the event kids created an augmented reality games using a regular webcam that allowed to combine a real human actions with a virtual ones in the game. In addition, a presentation for future mentors of the Technology Nation Kids program was held.
According to organizers, teaching kids how to code in a proper way would help to resolve 2 biggest educational challenges of Ukrainian schools – low motivation of studying and low level of understanding CS.
«Through these master classes kids can see that programming is engaging and fun. I have noticed a great potential in our kids. Each of the young programmers who were here today is able to become a cool programmer in the future while working diligently», shared Kyrylo Savchenko, the Head of the Technology Nation Kids project.
The event was held thanks to the support of Meet and Code initiative that was implemented by GURT Resource Center in partnership with TechSoup and financed by SAP company.