FREE Coding Class for Kids
The Iron Yard announced a free kids coding course in Indianapolis that will start on March 22. The course will be offered in partnership with local company, Multiply Technology, who will also be providing five laptops for students who do not have their own computer to use during the course.The two-week course, “Fundamentals of Programming,” is designed for students ages 8 – 12 and will be held March 22 – 31each Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Interested students can register for the kids course here.

INDIANAPOLIS – (Feb. 18, 2016) – The Iron Yard, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing code schools, today announced a free kids coding course in Indianapolis. The course will be offered in partnership with Multiply Technology, partners in IT Asset Disposition focused on computer literacy, who will be providing five laptops for students who do not have their own computer to use during the course.

“Exposing kids to technology and coding is something that The Iron Yard and our instructors are incredibly passionate about,” said Emily Trimble, Campus Director for The Iron Yard’s Indianapolis campus. “Hosting free kids courses is a great way to help students take their first step down a path that could lead to a lifelong passion for technology.”

The two-week course, “Fundamentals of Programming,” is designed for students ages 8 – 12 and is completely free. The course will be held March 22 – 31 each Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. on The Iron Yard’s campus, 475 E. Market Street. The kids classes will be taught by graduates of The Iron Yard’s immersive coding program, The Iron Yard’s Advisory Board members and other local volunteers.

In order to participate, kids will need to register for the course here and bring a laptop that is fully charged with a power cord to each class. The five laptops donated by Multiply Technology will be available to students who would like to participate in the course but do not have their own machine. Parents are required to attend with their student, and remain on-site for the duration of the course.

“Our mission is to be the conduit that connects corporations wanting to securely retire their unused hardware to those organizations, like The Iron Yard, that are using that hardware to multiply the good,” said Doug Booth, business development lead at Multiply Technology.

Participating students will learn the fundamentals of coding in Scratch, a programming platform for children, and the course will guide students through coding fundamentals essential for future practice. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a certificate of achievement.