And if that wasn't enough, they sent out a notice later in the day announcing that they would run the workshops again in May and once again sold out in record time. In fact, this was originally going to be a post telling you all to get your butts in gear and buy your tickets before they all sold out... only they already had.
As you know, I am a bit of a CFK fangirl, having written about them multiple times on the blog, and attending as many of the Ottawa workshops as possible. And, full disclosure, I even helped teach their Blogging workshop last Fall. Code For Kids has only been around for a year but in that time they have held numerous workshops for kids aged 7-13 and have even expanded to Montreal, Toronto and Kingston. They were even featured in the Globe and Mail last weekend! Their success has been incredible to watch.
If you haven't had a chance to get your kids registered for one of their workshops yet, then you need to head over to their site right away and sign up for the mailing list for future workshop announcements. And when they arrive in your inbox, you need to click them right away and get tickets. Seriously.
140 tickets sold in a matter of hours. For kids' coding workshops. Not pop stars, not Star Wars Episode VII. Coding classes. Educational workshops. Think about that.
Kids excited about learning to code. Warms my heart.
Still need convincing?
Given my fangirl status, I have written about my Code For Kids friends a few times. But don't let that deter you! These are fine workshops and the kids are getting great exposure to some very useful skills. (And let's face it, where else are they getting early childhood tech education? Definitely not in most schools.) If you would like to know more, check out these articles about CFK, kids and coding:
- An Intro to Code For Kids, including an interview with Founder, Julian Nadeau
- A synopsis of the first-ever Code For Kids workshop (on Scratch & Raspberry Pi)
- A recap of the HTML and CSS CFK Ottawa Workshop
- Preview of the Blogging CFK Ottawa Workshop
- 3 Tech Skills Every Kid Should Learn at School (But Doesn't)