Recent Events

Recent Events
Scratch Out Poverty 2017

Scratch Out Poverty 2017

San Diego, CA – The Next Generation of Programmers stepped up to learn how to program in Scratch while also helping “Scratch out Poverty” at ServiceNow! SPARK teamed up with ServiceNow for the holidays to support the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA and the San Diego Food Bank, while also providing opportunities to kids who might not have the chance to learn computer programing. Over the 2 hour class, students built a version of the Brick Breaker game.

See what they made HERE.

Programming League 2017

Programming League 2017

SPARK Programming League, Sponsored by STAVE

San Diego, CA – An amazing turnout of new programmers teamed up to build their very own role-playing game (RPG). Each team set out to complete programming goals to earn points to win the competition. They used their presentation skills to show off their newly coded software to a panel of judges. Later, the teams participated in a fast paced event, known as a Hackathon, where they had to build the classic video game Pong in 45 minutes. The teams put their heads together in an effort to accomplish an impressive amount of progress in a short amount of time. To wrap up the day, SPARK celebrated the occasion by giving out pizza, soda, and awards to all the teams.  LEARN MORE about the Programming League.

You can see what they made HERE.

 

4th Annual “Scratch Out Poverty” Programming for Kids Charity Event!

4th Annual “Scratch Out Poverty” Programming for Kids Charity Event!

On December 16, 2017, ServiceNow will host our 4th annual “Scratch Out Poverty” charity event where our student instructors will help kids code a brand new

Young Codin’ Rebels at UNLV

Young Codin’ Rebels at UNLV

Las Vegas, NV – On Saturday, May 21, a crew of UNLV student volunteers and UNLV staff gathered for the 1st annual CreatorCon for Kids.  Thanks to our sponsors at Linium and Serendipity, this event was offered for free and all participants got “i create my own games.” shirts.

Check out the games they built here!

Up Early to Program at Serra High

Up Early to Program at Serra High

San Diego, CA – On Saturday, April 16, students from Serra High School got up bright and early on their weekend to join us and build our favorite arcade game, Asteroids, in a 4(!) hour programming class. They made their very own versions of the game and got to share it with the world!

Click HERE to see the projects created at this event!

Silicon Valley Kids Learn to Code

Silicon Valley Kids Learn to Code

Santa Clara, CA – On Saturday, February 20, almost 100 students and parents in Silicon Valley met at the ServiceNow headquarters in Santa Clara to learn to code with SPARK Programming.  They created a version of the popular Sky Burger game – try your skills at the game against some of the students’ projects HERE.

 

Spark Programs at the U of A!

Spark Programs at the U of A!

Tucson, AZ – On Sunday, November 22nd, kids all around Tucson cooked up some burgers at the University of Arizona with their burger stacking game. Programmers of all ages created this classic app in a 2 hour session.

To see what students projects, click HERE. (They are awesome!)

Programming League

SPARK Programming League, Sponsored by STAVE

Students from all around San Diego participated in the first annual programming league!  The league kicked off on Saturday, July 11 and concluded with a tournament on Saturday, August 22.  Teams of 2-4 students ages 8 and up created games, demoed them, and coded in a Hackath0n!

Check out the games they created HERE.

SPARK smashes code at CodeSmashXX

SPARK smashes code at CodeSmashXX

San Diego, CA – SPARKprogramming worked with Qualcomm to run CodeSmashXX, a girls-only event to create our favorite classic – Asteroids. “I liked that I was able to design my own custom video game. Its cool to be the one creating the game and not playing it.”

Click here to see the studio of all the projects from this event.

SPARK helped inspire kids at Illumina

SPARK helped inspire kids at Illumina

San Diego, CA – SPARK helped inspire kids at Illumina’s Bring Your Kids to Work Day by building Virus Invaders.

See the template and the games created here.