Recent Events

Recent Events
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.

 

SPARK Raises funds for NFAR.org

SPARK Raises funds for NFAR.org

San Diego, CA – On Saturday, March 14th, one of our instructors, Brenden, taught a Programming for Kids event to raise funds for NFAR as a part of his Eagle Scout Project. Students built a “Race for Autism” game while supporting a great cause! Learn more about NFAR at www.nfar.org.

CLICK HERE for the STUDIO of Projects Created during this event!

SPARK Presents Programming for Kids at MIT!

SPARK Presents Programming for Kids at MIT!

Boston, MA – On Saturday, January 24th, SPARK Programming was honored to present Programming for Kids at MIT, the birthplace of Scratch! The event, sponsored by ServiceNow partner Cloud Sherpas, provided an introduction to programming by creating a working version of Asteroids!

The projects created were posted for the AM Session and the PM Session – check them out!

SPARK Hosts 2nd Annual “Scratch Out Poverty”

SPARK Hosts 2nd Annual “Scratch Out Poverty”

San Diego, CAServiceNow hosted our 2nd annual “Scratch Out Poverty” charity event where we raised $1,031 benefiting 3 local charities:

To see what the students created, click below:

Space Invaders at ServiceNow

Space Invaders at ServiceNow

San Diego, CA – About 100 people gathered to remember the magic of Space Invaders and recreate it using Scratch and ServiceNow.

Check out some of the projects here.

Scratch Day, 2014

Scratch Day, 2014

San Diego, CA – ServiceNow hosted two Programming for Kids events for about 200 people. The events featured MIT’s cloud based Scratch programming language IDE and ServiceNow’s recently released Visual Task Boards.

Students created Asteroids and a Scratchified version of Flappy Bird.

SPARK in Silicon Valley

SPARK in Silicon Valley

Santa Clara, CA – ServiceNow hosted two Programming for Kids events in Silicon Valley on Saturday, March 29th. Both events filled up quickly and we plan to hold another session in the future.

Please sign up on the Interest List to be notified of our next event.

The students built an Asteroids game in 2 hours – here are some examples of the apps they built!

SPARK Hosts “Scratch out Poverty”!

SPARK Hosts “Scratch out Poverty”!

San Diego – About 100 Next Generation Programmers gathered at ServiceNow in San Diego to learn to program in Scratch and raised $1,111 to “Scratch out Poverty”!

FUTURE PROGRAMMERS AT SERVICENOW

Funds raised benefitted the following causes:

The project we developed mirrored the fund raising and well drilling that helps bring clean water to those that do not have access.

Here are a few of the apps that the students created: http://scratch.mit.edu/studios/298973/

SPARK Builds ASTEROIDS at UofA

SPARK Builds ASTEROIDS at UofA

Tucson, AZ – On Saturday, October 5th at the University of Arizona with students of all ages building ASTEROIDS games!

Check all of their work here – http://scratch.mit.edu/studios/259883/.

Thanks to our volunteers!