By Aditi Chatradhi, President, and the Website Team
After the hype and excitement of Robot Day, our club members were ready to embark on a new adventure...HTML and CSS! The next project at hand was to design and create a static webpage on any topic. Once we covered some basics of HTML and CSS, prominent web development languages, the young coders were all ready to go!
On Day 9, the club members learned some basic terms and did a mini challenge. After learning that HTML stands of HyperText Markup Language and that CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheet, they got to check out the autocomplete feature on the text-editor we used called Atom, created by GitHub. Then they picked up on what commenting is, the differences between headers and headings, and what an element consists of. Then, they started coding by learning some basic tags to add headings and text. After playing around with these elements, the club members were given the Hello World challenge where they had to make their web browsers print the words “Hello World!” in big letters.
At the end of the club meeting, a storm rushed in...a brainstorm! The club members got their creative juices flowing as they chose what topic to create a webpage about for their project. There were a lot of creative and fun ideas ranging from world class soccer plays to Minecraft resource packs to even some Club Officers.
On Day 10, the club members were introduced to a container tag they can use to organize their code called “div.” Then on Day 11, they began adding to and organizing their code of their official projects.
Day 11 was Superhero Day! Everyone came dressed as their favorite superhero or as their real-life role model. We watched a video about real-life superheroes that work really hard to make a difference in their communities. Everyone shared what they could do to become real-life superheroes for other people in their community, especially those in need.
This week was not only fun and filled with creativity, but also very impactful. We learned some basic coding and also ways that we can use code and technology overall to improve our communities. Thank you to everyone who came out to this week’s club meetings with so much energy. It was truly Super!