2013 is Underway – Are Your Kids Following Their Interest in Programming?

2013 is Underway – Are Your Kids Following Their Interest in Programming?

new years 2013

We are now several weeks into 2013. New Years Resolutions have probably been dropped by now, but how about your plan to help your kids pursue their interest in computer programming?

There is no perfect time to start. All that free time you’re imagining in the future is an illusion. Are you planning on waiting until summer? With all the summer camps, vacations, and post-vacation recovery days, how are you going to squeeze it in? And even if you do, you might be thinking about it in the wrong way.

I suggest you re-frame how you are thinking about your students learning how to program. Don’t view it as a big up front time investment. Rather, consider it a small and consistent effort, which over time will lead to great things.

If you live in the Bay Area, here are a few ways you can get started:

  • The Mountain View Coder Dojo has its third kids programming club meeting of the year this Saturday. Join the waitlist and sign up for email updates about future events. (If you’re a Breakout Mentors student that would like to attend, please let me know and I’ll see if we can get you to the top of the waitlist.)
  • Hack the Future already had their first all day kids hackathon of the year. The next one is scheduled for April 20th (check out our Bay Area Kids Programming Events Calendar for more events).
  • And of course, the most consistent, most personalized way is to get a programming mentor from Breakout Mentors. Contact us today for more details.
Photo: David Yu
Posted by Brian Skinner / Posted on 22 Jan