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Coding and Game Development - Part 1 (Introduction)

In this 8-week course, students will learn the fundamentals of coding, write their first lines of code, and develop their own game.
Lily Gentner
14 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 9 learners
60 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 8 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Mon, Sep 26

Sep 26 – Nov 14 (8 weeks)
1:00 – 2:00 PM
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Class Experience

- Present coding as something doable, usable, and fun.
- Introduce students to foundational coding concepts in a robust, language-agnostic way.
- Give students the tools needed to work independently on a game of their own design.
- Encourage good thinking habits and basic problem solving skills (such as: asking questions, running experiments, precise communication, identifying unknowns, and planning solutions) 
After each lesson I will send out a PDF with the next set of practice problems. These are designed to reinforce the concepts discussed in each lesson, and they will usually not require a computer. I will also encourage students to take some extra time, outside of class, to apply each lesson to their personal game. In total I would expect this to take less than 1 hour per week, though I'm happy to suggest additional self-guided activities if a student is interested.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
I will provide personal feedback on the weekly practice exercises and code that students write for their games.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
To make setup as easy as possible, we will use Codepen for writing and running code. After the first lesson, I will send instructions for how to get started and how to set up a free account. If you'd prefer to use another online coding environment, feel free to reach out and I'll try to find a way to make that work.


Lily Gentner
Lives in the United States
Uber Software Engineer + Harvard Grad teaching coding, logic, and problem solving through game development
14 total reviews
27 completed classes

About Me

I studied Statistics and Computer Science at Harvard University before working at Uber and Square as a software engineer for over 4 years. Last year, I shifted my focus to teaching because I wanted to help kids develop the thinking skills and... 
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