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, which is December 4-10, 2017.

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

Two Dates:

Tuesday, 12/5/2017

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Where: CoLab Roanoke, Conference Room A

Hour of Code for Educators and Parents. Several hands-on activities will be available to show how fun and easy it can be to introduce Computer Science concepts to students and children.

Open to the public - no reservations required.

Demonstrations to include:

Wednesday 12/6/2017

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. *

Where: Roanoke South County Library

Hour of Code with the BBC micro:bit - all ages. Now available in the US, the BBC micro:bit is a microcontroller board that is fun and easy to use. Create a simple interactive game using the available block editor or with the microPython computer language.

Bring your own computer* - Workshop requires WiFi capability and an up-to-date web browser such as Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer 11.

* If you need a loaner computer, email info@nokecodes.org - a limited number of laptops are available.

Free! RSVP online: HourOfCodeRoanoke.eventbrite.com

Learn to Program, Roanoke! 2017 - A Noke Codes Project