Events New and Old
Building Video Games
April 12, 2023 at 7:00pm
Our last 6-week intensive intro to video game development with godot left a waiting list of others behind who wanted in. We are opening up a section for a new small cohort. Are you interested in video games, programming, or creating virtual experiences? Take your skills to the next level with this beginner Godot course! Learn the fundamentals of game design, the ins and outs of the Godot game engine, and create your own video game in the process.
Video Game Dev With Godot
February 8, 2023 at 7:00pm
Are you interested in video games, programming, or creating virtual experiences? Take your skills to the next level with this beginner Godot course! Learn the fundamentals of game design, the ins and outs of the Godot game engine, and create your own video game in the process. What is Godot Godot is a free game engine that enables you to create any 2D or 3D experience you can dream up. It’s an all in one tool for building games for many different platforms such as desktop, mobile, and the web.
Creative Computing Course 2023
February 8, 2023 at 2:45pm
We are thrilled to be opening up our Winter 2023 Creative Computing Course for registration for the Wolfville School community. This is our 6th year offering this popular course. Unlike other years, we will be running 1 cohort of learners for free for Wolfville School Students. Registration is open until Jan. 27. Creative Computing is a course developed by an international network of educators passionate about exposing kids to the computer sciences.
Comp Sci Education Week - Build a micro:bit Mini Crane
December 9, 2019 at 5:00pm
Are you interested in robotics or do you enjoy messing around with electronics? In this workshop, you’ll assemble both the hardware and software needed to create a miniature crane controlled by the micro:bit microcontroller. Join us as we kick off Computer Science Education Week with this hands on workshop. We are limited to 10 spots, so act fast! What is a micro:bit? The micro:bit is a small, compact computer based on a 43 mm × 52 mm circuit board.
The Startup Life: Enter the Side Door
November 19, 2019 at 6:00pm
Side Door is a digital platform that matches performing artists with venues to create shows anytime, anywhere, on their own terms. Come meet CEO & Co-Founder Laura Simpson for a fireside chat and live performance with Cassie Josephine (Indie Folk Country princess). Laura and Cassie will talk about the challenges artists in the music business face and how Side Door ’s unique digital platform is defining a new business model capitalizing on the power of a networked community.
The Startup Life: Entrepreneur Chat over Beers
October 11, 2019 at 4:30pm
For this popup Startup Life entrepreneur chat over beers, we will be hosting Avery Schrader, a Nova Scotian living abroad in Tallinn, Estonia. Estonia, for those not in the know, is a tiny Baltic state, but in tech terms it’s a giant. It has a population of just 1.3 million, yet produces more start-ups per head than any other country in Europe. Avery is the founder of Modash, a tool that enables marketing teams to find and verify the audiences of over 50,000,000 influencers globally.
The Startup Life: Meet R2-Weed2
October 9, 2019 at 7:00pm
Technology-driven agricultural experimentation. Iterative product testing. Validated machine learning. Pivot. Pivot. Pivot. Welcome to the ag-tech startup world of Teric Greenan and Nexus Robotics . With Nexus Robotics , Teric is applying Artificial Intelligence to building a reliable and cost-effective way to produce crops. Their autonomous robot R2-Weed2 is capable of cutting and spraying weeds, fertilizing crops, and collect data about growing conditions. Teric will talk about his team’s start up journey, and the amazing technological innovations they are applying to revolutionize agriculture as we know it.
National Ladies Learning Code Day: Intro to UX Design
September 21, 2019 at 10:00am
Join thousands of Canadians coast to coast to coast taking their first steps learning about application development. With great design comes great responsibility. User experience (UX) design isn’t just about creating pretty or functioning websites - it’s about creative solutioning and trying to make people’s lives and experiences better. As application designers, we need to remember that we aren’t designing products for ourselves, but for other people. Being a UX designer allows you to work with and problem solve for a variety of different people, and empathy plays a huge part in this.
BUILD: Computer Science Camp for Girls
August 12, 2019 at 8:30am
BUILD is a week long dive into the world of Computer Science for girls 11 to 14. We will explore the basics of software development while building interactive artwork and literature, video games, and software that interacts with the physical world. Through our exploration we will also journey through use of hardware, refine our ideation skills and turn our ideas into software. Campers will also connect with Computer Scientists in our community who are changing the world one algorithm at a time.
Creative Computing Camp 2019
July 22, 2019 at 8:30am
Creative Computing Camp is a week long adventure into the world of Computer Science. Using the popular Scratch programming environment as a starting point, we will build interactive artwork and stories, video games, and software that interacts with the physical world. Through our exploration of the creativity of software development, we will learn about where ideas come from, and how to turn ideas into action. We will explore the world beyond Scratch, including 3D design, printing, and virtual reality.