This April, we will be going back to our roots, coding games! Having had a blast with all kinds of Technology over the last 3 years, we thought it would be great to revisit the game coding landscape.
This workshop is best suited to students who have done Codecamp before and built games in drag-and-drop environments and want to take the next step in their coding journey.
NOTE: For both workshops, we will be covering basic coding skills in the first day.
Workshop(s) length: 4 days
Our main purpose - to teach that learning can and should be fun!
Cost is $380 for a 4 day workshop with an additional $5/day for a laptop. Group discount (2 or more people) is a whopping 20%
Location: Forestville Public School STEAM Hub
Start/End times: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Nexgen Tech Meets are where the parents and children from the local community come together to learn. A 'community' could be a school, a church, a club or even a suburb. In Term 2 2018, we held our first Tech Meet series at St Luke's Junior School in Dee Why on the Northern Beaches. This was received very well and we are now looking forward to holding more in 2019 and beyond.
Tech Meets are for both children and parents. The emphasis is on spending quality time with your son/daughter, whilst encouraging the children to take responsibility for their own learning. They normally run for 1.5 hours in the evening, from 6pm-7:30pm - giving time for parents to come home from work a bit earlier and time to grab some dinner before the start.
Our next Tech Meet will be in Term 2 @ Forestville Public School starting in week 4BOOK Your place at the next Tech Meet TODAY
Alternatively, email us if you would like to host a Tech Meet at your school or community centre:
Highlights of our Internet of Things/Robotics competition, held at Microsoft in Sydney last October. 5 High Schools from Sydney, Australia competed. Meriden Girls High School took out first prize. Technology on display was: Arduino, Microsoft Azure, PowerBI, Raspberrry Pi, Linux, Bluetooth, SSH, Software integration, Basic AI.
The event was a great success and we look forward to the next one.
Following the success of our IoT/Robotics event at Microsoft in Oct 2018, Nexgen are pleased to announce our 'Elite-IT Programme' for High School students in Years: 7+. The programme supports & extends the Australian Digital Curriculum and outcomes are mapped to the (NEW) NESA Technology Mandatory Curriculum.
The programme will run as an extracurricular activity with typically 2 extra hours of study per week required. Sessions will typically be weekly - some online. Kickoff of the first cohort of students will be the start of Term 2 2019.
Parents will be able to use their NSW Creative Kids Voucher as Nexgen is a registered Creative Kids Provider. If you would like to book your son/daughter into the Elite-IT Programme starting in Term 2 in Forestville/Killarney Heights, click the link below:BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY!
Alternatively.... if you simply want to find out more information, please email us using the form below:
Our instructors are either professional software developers, designers, hardware engineers or animators, each with a number of years of industry experience in technology and education. We believe this gives us an edge as they are able to bring relevant, anecdotal knowledge to the workshops they instruct. All of our instructors have up to date working with children checks. The WWCC numbers are available on request.
Luke Stevenson is an Instructor and Freelance Full Stack Web Developer/Consultant. Luke enjoys solving problems using software and systems, and developing tools and websites which are used in the day-to-day lives of tens of thousands of people.
Kai Connell is an Instructor. He graduated University in 2015, after which he found his first job at Nexgen Codecamp. Currently Kai aids in the creation of games for different workshops and enjoys finding different possibilities to approach the same problem.
Adam Karas is an instructor and full time university student. He has had a passion for computers and coding since he was young, and hopes to drive others to crave knowledge and think in a critical manner through his recently discovered joy of teaching.
Victor Kuo is a robotics instructor, currently studying engineering with science. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and understanding with others to help them grow and discover where their own passions lie. He has a strong interest in innovation and loves creating ideas as they come to him. He is particularly good at simplifying complex concepts and enjoys challenging himself to create new gadgets where he sees something could be improved.
Justin Mclean has more than 25 years experience in developing web based applications and is involved in the open source hardware movement. He has spoken at numerous conferences in Australia and overseas. He iss active in various Apache projects, VP of Apache Mynewt and mentor for a number of other projects. He's also co-author of a book on Android mobile development and runs the IoT (internet of things) meetup in Sydney.
Jeremy Nagel is an instructor who wishes he was born five hundred years ago so he could be a pirate. When he's not reading novels about privateers, he works as a software engineer for Cozero - an energy technology company that offer smarter energy options to business.
Thomas Manson is a consultant for Microsoft and has worked as a professional software engineer for many years, building a wide range of applications and web sites along the way. He has a passion for building things that people love to use, and is inspired to share this with others.
Malcolm is a robotics instructor. He has over 30 years experience in the electronics and IT industries. Currently he is a Network Broadcast Engineer for a Satellite communications company. He develops electronic projects for Scouts and also for fun. He enjoys showing what is possible with electronics and robotics to young minds to help them develop their STEM knowledge and abilities.