Digital Odyssey 2014

Digital Odyssey 2014

Code, the Most Important Language in the World

Featuring keynotes by:

Chrys Wu, Developer Advocate for The New York Times and

Sean Yo, Information architect, web expert and community builder, Hive Waterloo.

Code is the common language between us and computers, the instructions we give our devices to get them to do what we want. Code is an integral part of human communication today and the more you can empower yourself with code, the better off you will be. Technology permeates all area of our lives and work, and whether you know it or not, someone somewhere wrote code that determines what you what you can and cannot do with every device and platform you interact with.

Embrace code! Bend computers to your will!
As librarians, we encounter technologies in all aspects of our work and we help our patrons navigate this technical world. To thrive in your interactions with technology it is important know what code is and the general concepts behind writing it. Improving our collective code literacy will help empower us in our daily work and let us better help our patrons learn this important skill.

Interactive Workshops
Want to learn more about coding? Sign up for the “Learning Through Games” workshop where you will learn programming concepts and logic through gameplay with Scratch, an introductory programming language designed to help teach basic programming logic and techniques.

Interested in setting up a workshop to help your patrons learn to code?

Sign up for the “Train the trainer” workshop and learn how to run and modify a Scratch workshop by doing it. Together, Kids Learning Code, Maker Kids, TIFF and Toronto Public Library, have developed comprehensive, maker curriculum for educators.

Register now – space is limited!

Friday June 6th, 2014
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Oakham House, Ryerson University

Members: $160
Non Members: $190