‘Coding for Beginners” gives kids an inside look at technology

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) – Some stateline kids got the chance to to learn what it takes to create programs they use every day.

‘Coding for Beginners’ is a hands-on workshop to learn how to code. It’s hosted by the Rockford Public Library and is for kids ages 12 to 16. Students start with the basics, like how to create an Instagram filter, adding emojis, and making memes. The self-paced class moves on to more advanced projects, like creating video game animations.

“They don’t realize how simple codes are actually, or even complicated codes are intertwined into our everyday lives,” said Rockford Public Library Library Assistant, Alexis Avila. “All the apps they play with, all the social media stuff they do, all the pictures that they’re editing, that’s all code, so, they get to learn the stuff behind that.”

‘Coding for Beginners” is free and is held every Thursday until November from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Nordlof Center, 118 N Main St..

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