Past Events

Thomas House Python Class: February 1, 2019

How many 5th graders do you know who can code in Python? We were able to teach the kids at Thomas House Temporary Shelter how to make a simple game using Python. By the end of the class, all the students knew how to use variables, input, output, random numbers, and conditionals to make a ...

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CoderDojo: January 26, 2019

We had our first CoderDojo class of 2019! It was great to see so many new students interested in learning about coding. We gave them an introduction to a new coding competition, Coolest Projects, that they can compete in. Then, we introduced the kids to Scratch so they can make their own projects and let ...

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Cerritos Library: January 19, 2019

Our January series of Scratch programming classes at the Cerritos Library was a huge success! We had the final class in the series today, and students were excited to learn how to make their own Space Invaders game using Scratch and defend the Earth from evil aliens. At the end of today’s class, we had ...

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Thomas House: January 18, 2019

Techtacular is excited to announce our new partnership with Thomas House Temporary Shelter! We will be teaching regular classes to introduce the kids there to coding and technology. We had a lot of fun in our first class showing the kids what coding is, why it is important, and how it can be used in ...

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Cerritos Library Scratch Class: January 12, 2019

We had a great time in our first time teaching at the Cerritos Library! Thank you to the Cerritos Library staff for the use of your amazing facility and computer lab. Students in grades 2-4 learned how to make an Archery game in Scratch. Our volunteers Kaitlyn and Siddhant assisted the students with the projects, ...

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Huntington Beach Coding Camp: January 4-5, 2019

Another great coding camp at Huntington Beach! Students in grades 4-6 learned how to make their own Android apps using MIT AppInventor, exploring the process of real-world app development. They built two different apps that taught them different skills. The next day, Techtacular led a brief lesson for those students who had never programmed before. ...

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Huntington Beach Coding Camp: January 2-3, 2019

Techtacular kicked off the new year with our coding camp at Huntington Beach Library! We started off with classes for students in grades 1-3 who had little to no coding experience. On day 1, Techtacular volunteers led the students through creating their first Scratch games. After building the basic framework together, students were then able ...

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Sphero Challenge: December 15, 2018

CoderDojo students continued working on their Sphero Maze Challenge. Techtacular volunteers led a short refresher on how to program with Sphero, then students were able to work individually and in groups to program their Spheros and try to get through a difficult maze. Check the Gallery for some pictures from this event! Volunteers: Shivana, Sahana, ...

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Hour Of Code: December 7, 2018

Techtacular joined the international Computer Science Education Week by hosting our own Hour Of Code! Students at the Anaheim Ponderosa Library took their first steps into the world of technology today with activities such as Code.org, Google’s Made with Code, and Sphero robots.   The purpose of Hour of Code is to encourage people everywhere ...

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Troy Tech Welcome Event: December 5, 2018

Troy Techtacular club was invited to present at the Troy Tech incoming 8th grader event! Our club board debuted the new Techtacular volunteer T-shirts.

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Sphero Robotics: December 1, 2018

Techtacular started our Computer Science Education Week events with a fun and engaging Sphero Robotics class at CoderDojo! After a quick lesson on how to program these robots, students worked individually and in groups to try and get their Sphero through a maze. It was a lot harder than it looks! Our next event for ...

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First App: November 10, 2018

Students at CoderDojo made their first Android apps using MIT AppInventor. They were able to make a painting game and watch it work on an Android phone. Some students even took it a step further and made a coloring book! This is a video of one of the projects. Click the link below to download ...

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Musical Fruit and Screaming Pumpkins: October 27, 2018

Techtacular volunteers helped out at CoderDojo’s latest event: making musical fruit and screaming pumpkins! Students learned about electricity and how it flows through a circuit. Then, they applied this concept to making music by using fruit as part of the circuit. They were able to experiment with different types of fruit, concluding that apples were ...

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Anaheim Haskett Library Coding Class: October 6 and 20, 2018

On October 6th, Techtacular had our first of a series of coding classes at Anaheim Haskett Library! Students were introduced to coding and were able to create their own game. They also presented to each other, learning about teamwork in the process. On October 20th, Techtacular continued the series by teaching the students the basics ...

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Troy High School First Club Meeting: September 27, 2018

Thank you to everyone who came out to our first Troy High Techtacular club meeting! We’re so excited for you to get involved with making a difference through technology. To volunteer with us, or to start your own Techtacular club, visit the Join page.

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Troy High School Club Rush: September 13-14, 2018

Our Troy High School Club had a successful first Club Rush! We got a lot of new volunteers for the upcoming year. A special thanks to our board members, who worked on the posters for hours over the weekend. They turned out great! Interested in starting your own school chapter? Visit the Join page for ...

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Techtacular x CoderDojo OC: August 18, 2018

We hada great time partnering with CoderDojo OC to lead an introductory Scratch class! Students learned how to create a painting game using different blocks. By the end of class, everyone had a functional game with an image that changed color and direction and painted the screen. After working on the framework of the code ...

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Number Base Systems: August 7, 2018

  Students learned a new way of counting today: binary! This complex concept that is usually taught in high school classes was explained in a simple way for elementary schoolers to understand. They learned how different number base systems work and how to convert between them, and by the end of class they were even ...

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The Internet: August 6, 2018

Another great technology event for students! Techtacular gave a presentation for elementary school students on the basics of the internet and how it works. By the end of the lesson, students knew about different types of internet connections, how information is sent in small pieces called packets, and how URLs are translated into IP Addresses. ...

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Programming and Scratch Basics: June 14-15, 2018

  We had another great coding class at the Newport Beach library! Students in grades 5-8 spent 2 days planning, designing, and debugging their own game using Scratch. They learned about more complex programming concepts such as abstraction, nested loops, and functions. For many of these students, this class sparked a new interest in programming ...

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Introduction to Programming and Scratch: June 11-13, 2018

Our first coding class was a success! Students in grades 1-4 were excited to learn how to create their own games using Scratch and demonstrate their new skills. They learned important concepts and terms related to programming. For many of these students, this class was their first exposure to coding, programming, and learning about creating ...

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