RoboCode for High Schoolers (Grades 7-10)

“Look...Using variables, if-statements and a simple algorithm, I can control my robot with a TV remote!”

Learning computer programing is one of the most important skills a young person growing up in today's world can acquire. By learning to code with robots, EDRO Robocode 101 workshops make this experience fun, effective and hands on.

In the Robocode 101 for High Schoolers Workshop we will introduce participants to the exciting world of code over the course of two jam packed days. The workshop is problem-based, guiding participants to make their own discoveries as they solve up to 50 different problems with their robots. All concepts are explained simply, in a well-structured, step-by-step manner making this workshop perfect for those with no coding experience. However, as we are doing all our coding in a 'text-based', 'command-line' level language called C, there will be ample scope to push the boundaries and tackle some very tough challenges! 

  • Cost: R750 (R675 if you refer 3 friends)
  • Grades: 7 to 10 (2017 academic year)
  • Duration: 2 days, 4 hours per day
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Location: See below
  • Dates: See below

LOCATIONS AND DATES

Johannesburg

December

Location: Parktown High School for Girls, Parkview, Johannesburg
Dates and Times: 

  • Monday 11 December to Tuesday 12 December - 13h00 to 17h00
January

Location and schedule to be confirmed: Express your interest

Cape Town

December

Location: Bandwidth Barn, Woodstock, Cape Town
Dates and times:

  •  Thursday 14 December to Friday 15 December - 13h00 to 17h00
January

Schedule to be confirmed: Express your interest

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I am in Grade 5 or 6, can I join in?

If you are in Grade 5 or 6, we strongly advise you attend one of our Junior workshops. In these workshops, you will gain a solid foundation in the basics. However, if you see special reason why you should attend this workshop, please give us a shout and we can chat about it!

I have special needs, will you accept me?

EDRO welcomes High Schoolers from all backgrounds and abilities. However, EDRO facilitators are not specifically trained to handle extreme academic, social or emotional requirements.  In addition to this, partner-work is an essential part of all EDRO workshops. Therefore, we ask that if you would be unable to work successfully with a partner in a normal schooling environment that you please do not enroll in this workshop. If you are in doubt, please get in touch and we will gladly advise you.

I have already done a coding/robotics programme?

That is fantastic news! The work you have done will help you to get the most our of your EDRO experience. EDRO RoboCode workshops aim to give you a solid foundation in fundamental coding principals. As such, we recommend that you enroll in this workshop to ensure that a strong secure foundation is being laid. If you would like to explain your unique situation to us, please give us a shout and we will gladly advise you!

Is this workshop suitable for ABSOLUTE beginners?

Yes! High Schoolers with no previous robotics or coding experience are encouraged to attend this workshop!

I am not on holiday during these workshops?

We offer EDRO workshops in both the government and independent school holidays. Sign up to our mailing list and we will be sure to let you know when the next set of workshops is on the way.

Do you offer bursaries or discounts?

We have a limited number of discounted spaces available on each workshop. These are awarded on a purely means-based approach. Please contact us to find out more about this option.

What are the goals of this workshop?

EDRO RoboCode workshops aim to lay a solid foundation in fundamental coding principals. Along with this, we aim to foster an excitement towards to solving problems through the use of code.