By Guest Blogger Arun Gupta
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Recap of JavaOne Kids Day 2014
Do you remember JavaOne Kids Day 2014?
It was quite a blast with ~135 kids learning Python, Minecraft modding, Arduino, NAO, Greenfoot and lots of other technologies using hands-on workshops. Satisfying and rewarding are the two words that will summarize helping with the event last year!
Just to recap, here are some pictures from the last year’s event:
One of the most vocal feedback from the event was:
Based upon this very popular attendee request, and extremely positive feedback from everywhere else, JavaOne 2015 is taking that event to a much bigger scale. However this event will only be successful if you are share your passion and time to educate kids.
How can I help JavaOne4Kids 2015?
- Are you a technology educator?
- Are you a school teacher who would like to deliver a workshop at a professional conference?
- Are you involved with CoderDojo or Devoxx4Kids instructor who would like to give a workshop in San Francisco?
- Do you like to tinker with Tynker, Scratch, Blockly, Greenfoot or any other such technology?
- Have you been giving workshops on LEGO, Arduino, RaspberryPi, Intel Galileo, or any other fancy boards?
- Would you like to show a real practical use case of Internet of Things to kids using simple software and hardware?
- Building simple mobile applications using Android or iOS?
JavaOne Call For Papers is open. There is a special track for developers and educators who are interested in delivering a two-hour hands-on workshop targeted at children 10 to 18 years old. Presenters will be responsible for preparing all the content and required hardware and software for 50 children—exclusive of laptops, which will be provided.
If you’ve submitted talks for the main conference, then this would be a great opportunity to bring your kids. They can either attend the workshop, or even deliver a workshop.
We love young presenters!
To submit a JavaOne4Kids Day talk, select “JavaOne4Kids Day” as the session type. Even though you are required to populate a primary track, this field will be ignored.
Read complete details at oracle.com/javaone/javaone4kids.html.
Don’t wait, submit your workshop today!