Southeastern to host Lion's Coding Camp

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 


     HAMMOND –Southeastern Louisiana University is hosting a summer computer science camp for students entering ninth through 12th grades this fall. The Lion’s Code Summer Coding Camp is open to students with any level of coding experience.
     Sponsored by the Southeastern Department of Computer Science, the camp is scheduled July 15-26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Computer Science and Technology Building, located at the southeast corner of the campus at North Oak and Dakota streets in Hammond. The cost is $100 per attendee and includes lunch each day.
     “The Lion’s Code Camp introduces students to computer science through an easy-to-learn program that allows them to create their own stories and games in 3D computer animation,” said Instructor of Computer Science and Camp Coordinator Bonnie Achee. “Using drag and drop programming, which means no syntax errors, students will convert ideas to code quickly and see it in action.”
     Achee said students will be introduced to the visual programming language, Alice.
     “Students will use Alice to code 3D animations or games with ease,” she said. “Alice comes with a powerful graphics library that minimizes coding effort.”
     Camp participants will create 3D worlds, make live action stories, design their own computer games, and develop impressive projects for school, all while learning computer and basic programming, Achee said. Each participant will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the camp.
     Registration is available at southeastern.edu/registerlionscodecamp. The camp is limited to 100 students on a first come, first served basis, with a registration and payment deadline of July 1.
     For more information, contact Achee at lionscodecamp@southeastern.edu or 985-549-3228.




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