Learn To Program, Roanoke!

A Community Project Promoting Computer Science and STEM Education

We are actively working to create more educational opportunities for students and adults throughout the region. Inspired by the Computer Science For All initiative, our goal is to promote STEM and Computer Science with fun and interesting educational offerings.

The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week.

Computer Science Education Week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906).

The Learn to Program, Roanoke! events are hosted at:

CoLab Roanoke
1327 Grandin Road SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

Roanoke South County Library
6303 Merriman Rd
Roanoke, VA 24018


Upcoming Events

Hour of Code

Returning for 2019 - Coming again during the first week of December at the Roanoke South County Library!
We will be featuring the BBC micro:bit and learning to code with the Python programming language.

Python Users Group Roanoke

A new group now meeting!
Hosted at the Roanoke South County Library, the group will be working together on fun projects while learning the Python programming language. The group meets on the third Monday of the month. Find out more on the Meetup.com page.

Introduction to Web Development

Coming soon. This series will introduce students and adults, ages 16 and up, to the concepts and programming skills needed for "Full Stack" web development: HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Node.js and Express. We are currently seeking volunteer instructors for this series. Please reach out to darrell [at] nokecodes [dot] org if you are interested in participating!

Roanoke Raspberry Jam

Next Jam is coming in September. This event features the popular Raspberry Pi, a credit card sized computer that runs several different operating systems, including the Raspbian Linux distribution. The next meeting will have workshops on programming the micro:bit microcontroller using the Raspberry Pi. More information can be found here. This event is free and open to the public.


What happened to the mailing list?

Unfortunately, the list was spammed with hundreds of fake email addresses. On our last email campaign, we got warned by MailChimp about the high level of bounces. So, for the time being, the mailing list sign up form has been pulled from this page until we get things cleaned up. Sorry for the inconvenience!


Learn to Program, Roanoke! 2019 - A Noke Codes Project