CodaKid, Phoenix Metro Area:
If your child or teenager is interested in game design classes or learning to code, CodaKid may be the perfect solution for you! Located in Scottsdale AZ, CodaKid provides year-round after school programs and weekend classes for kids and teens ages 6-15. Our classes include Our classes include Minecraft Modding, Game App Development, Drone Programming, and more. In addition, we offer one-week summer and winter camps. Our knowledgeable and personable instructors are experts in their fields. They are experienced coders, technologists and game designers from leading universities and companies.
We offer classes in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Old Town Scottsdale, North Scottsdale, Gilbert, and Peoria.
All of our locations are convenient for students of elementary school and middle school age throughout the Phoenix Metro Area.
Using cutting edge tools such as Minecraft Forge, Blender, Eclipse, our mission is to teach kids and teens game design and computer programming concepts in a dynamic and engaging environment.
- Small Group Classes
All of our classes are taught in small groups, with an 8:1 Student Instructor Ratio. This ensures that each child gets the individual attention they need, whatever their level.
- Exceptional Teachers
Our programs are run by talented professional game designers and coders who make learning fun! They are experienced coders, technologists and game designers from leading companies and universities.
- Build a Future Career
At CodaKid, we aim to inspire Arizona's future technologists and to give AZ kids a head start. In 2020, there will be 1 million unfilled tech jobs in the United States. We want to turn your child's interests into college applications and career directions!
Minecraft Modding Classes
Available after-school & Saturdays
• Foundations of Modding
• Foundations of Game Design
• Modding with Tools & Weapons
• Modding with Enemies
3D Modeling and Animation Classes
Available after-school & Saturdays
• 3D Modeling
• 3D Animation with Blender
Summer Tech Camps:
• Minecraft Modding (ages 7-14)
• 3D Game Development with C++ (ages 9-15)
• Infinite Running App Development (ages 10-14)
• Arcade App Development (ages 10-14)
• Drone Programming (ages 8-15)
• 3D Game Design (ages 6-9)
• Tower Defense App Development (ages 10-15)
• Junior Minecraft Modding (ages 6-9)
• Minecraft Fundamentals (ages 7-14)
• Minecraft Modding & Dimensions (ages 9-14)
Modding for Minecraft Code-a-thons:
Regularly offered on Friday & Saturday evenings
During our Code-a-thon events, our instructors prepare a fun Java coding challenge for participants.
Additional Tech Programs:
CodaKid also provides private in-home tutoring, winter camps, and online coding lessons.
In October 2014, David Dodge founded CodaKid, with the mission of providing fun and engaging computer programming classes to students of elementary school and middle school age.
Having spent almost a decade working at Sega of America, Cyclone Studios, and 3DO in Silicon Valley, David is a veteran software architect, video game developer, and game designer.
David also founded SurePrep Learning in 2005, an Inc 500/5000 tutoring company based in Scottsdale.
In addition, he developed Tutorware, a business management software used by test prep and tutoring companies throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
"Wow! I really can't say enough about how positive an experience this was for my son. On a whim, I took my 8 year old son to one of CodaKid's "code-a-thon" events, which occur every Friday evening. I was blown away by the entire experience!
Through the help of the CodaKid instructors, my son made an actual working computer game! He learned how to input and understand how code works as a way of telling the computer what he wanted it to do. I'm not sure I can even put a proper value on the experience.....it was that wonderful."
"I would recommend this to anyone with children that love Minecraft. So much fun, and educational at the same time."
"Awesome instruction on coding for Minecraft. My son had a blast and he had no coding experience at all. The owner and instructors were so great with the kids."
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|Address: 4254 N Brown Ave, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251, USA|
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