After 15 amazingly creative club meetings, the final day was finally here! All the club members were prepped to present their projects - static webpages!
Each club member got a couple minutes to show off their amazing creation to all the parents in attendance. The confidence and communication skills of the kids was stellar, and we could really see that they were excited to showcase what they worked on. Then, the club officers gave speeches about their experiences with leading their teams, helping kids out with problems, and how they felt about their summer overall.
Finally, it was time for food! Shoutout to all the parents who brought food to our delicious potluck! The club members, officers, and parents got an opportunity to bond over snacks and even discuss the future of theCodeMatrix.
After snapshots to capture awesome memories (which can be found in media), it was time for awards. Savi and Spoorthi presented the Youtube team awards to the most enthusiastic coders, Krish and Tina! Esha presented Website team award to the most organized coders to Kaavya and Khang.
Sahana presented the Culture team award to the most spirited coders to Santhosh and Kartik. Arshia presented the Technical team award to the most creative coders, Junhyoung and Anika!
Finally, it was time for the most anticipated awards - the top three teams! In third place was team 5 who were lead by Esha and Spoorthi! The Fantastic Five are Azin, Zainab, Manreev, Mihir, and David. In second place was team 2 who were lead by Sahana! The Champions are Kaavya, Santhosh, Kartik, Jadrian, and Weston. In first place...drumroll please. Team 3 lead by Saathvik! The CodeMasters are Vibha, Isha, Krish, Driti, and Huy.
The final club meeting was a great way to close the first event of theCodeMatrix. We would like to thank everyone who made our first summer a success. Shoutout to Sridhar Chatradhi, our adult mentor, Mr. Randall Studstill, the volunteer coordinator at the Village Square Library, and the parents of the Club Officers who are so supportive. Also, a huge shoutout to all the parents of the club members who showed so much support and expressed so much interest in theCodeMatrix.
We will come back soon with information on our upcoming programs in September.
Until then, it’s time to jump into the matrix!
- the Club Officer team
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!