At Code 4 Community, our mission is to help the community around us through computer science. We have worked on several projects in the past, but our current primary project is local school STEM education. Over the past 3 years, Code 4 Community had worked to create learning games and tools to help teach middle school to high school students computer science principles. We have exciting plans to expand our teachable age group and create some really cool modules. OSU Students can sign up for our club with the button above. Teachers can read more about our presentations by clicking on the "For Teachers" tab in the menu bar. We look forward to working with you all!
The short answer is no. Though it helps to know a programming language or two (because it helps you learn new programming languages faster), you do not need to know how to code. We will go through programming tutorials at the begginning of the fall semester. Additionally, you will learn via self study and by working on projects!
Everyone, regardless of prior experience, will learn something new through Code 4 Community, so come join us to learn something new and help others!
We have one 90 minute meeting per week. Additionally, if you participate in Outreach, we have occasional events that last for an hour or two.
It is best to only miss a few meetings at most because, in general, every one is assigned a task to complete. If one were to miss many meetings, then the club would have to reassign the tasks effectively slowing development down.
In the end, we know schools comes first. All we can say is the less you come, the less we can ensure you will be able to contribute.
Well, it depends if you are involved in Outreach or MindUp.
In Outreach, we spend our time coding 'modules' (which are the coding demos that we demonstrate to students) and developing presentations to give to schools in the area.
In MindUp, we spend time learning new technologies to develop MindUp, reviewing other club members' code, and, of course, coding!
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.