Redgate launches Coding Club for kids


23-03-2020
Redgate Kids Coding Club banner

Cambridge company Redgate Software has responded to the Coronavirus outbreak by launching a Redgate Coding Club. Aimed at children aged six to 14,  it will host free online workshops every Friday from 3rd April, teaching the basics of computing.

Redgate writes:

These are challenging times we find ourselves living in right now.

We believe STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) subjects are a critical part of a well-rounded education. But we know that figuring out how to keep our children engaged in those subjects is going to be tricky while we’re all at home.

We hugely value the work of all of the teachers, lecturers and classroom assistants across the world, and we’re not going to pretend for a minute we can do a better job than these heroes.

But, we’re still going to lend a hand if we can.

So we’re very proud to announce the launch of a new Redgate Coding Club. Aimed at children aged six to 14, we’ll host free online workshops every Friday teaching the basics of computing. All delivered by the amazing team here at Redgate.

Details on what you need are below but the big point we want to make is that all of this is free of charge. We’re not doing this to make money, we’re doing this for a number of more important reasons.

Firstly, we love developing software and sharing how we do it.

Second, STEM subjects are super important to us, so if just a few classes we offer create an interest for one child we’ll be delighted.

And third? This is just the right thing to do right now isn’t it?

The Details

We’ll be using Scratch to run the workshops. This will run in your web browser, can download it to a suitable PC or laptop from here (Don’t worry, its free) : -

https://scratch.mit.edu/download

We’ll be running the workshops as video calls so you’ll also need to click on the link we will send for each class where you’ll be prompted to download Zoom (a free video conferencing tool).

We’re planning to start these workshops from Friday 3rd April.

To register your interest, please complete this form.

What we need from others?

We’re planning to host these sessions through the commitment of our amazing staff here at Redgate. BUT, if you are interested in helping deliver some of these classes then we want to hear from you. You can email us at proddev@red-gate.com for further info on how you can help.

Any questions let us know. Otherwise, get signed up and we’ll let you know what’s next.

To read more information, click here.

Red Gate makes ingeniously simple software used by 650,000 IT professionals who work with SQL Server, Azure, .NET, and Oracle. More than 100,000 companies use our products, including 93% of the Fortune 100. Our philosophy is to design highly usable, reliable tools which elegantly solve the problems that developers and database administrators face every day.

Redgate Software Ltd