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Codestars

The Codestars coding course is a virtual coding-centric workshop designed specifically for
students on the spectrum and with other disabilities. We believe that everyone can learn to code
and create amazing things with technology, regardless of their abilities or challenges. Our
classes are tailored to meet the unique needs and learning styles of our students, providing a
supportive and inclusive environment where they can thrive.

Throughout the series, students will learn the fundamental concepts and skills of web design
and python programming. They will start by designing and building their own websites using
HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and then move on to more advanced topics such as responsive
design, user experience, and web accessibility. In the python classes, students will learn how to
write code that can solve problems, automate tasks, and interact with data and other programs.
They will also have the opportunity to work on projects that allow them to apply their new skills
and creativity.”

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Intro to Python

Whether you’re a tech enthusiast, an aspiring game developer, or just curious about the world of coding, this course will provide you with a solid foundation in Python programming. From the basics of syntax and data types to more advanced concepts like loops, functions, and object-oriented programming, we’ll guide you step by step through the fascinating journey of coding.

Through interactive exercises, real-world examples, and hands-on projects, you’ll gain practical skills that will empower you to bring your creative ideas to life. Imagine designing your own games, building interactive websites, or developing applications that solve real-world problems – all with the power of Python at your fingertips!

Intro to HTML / CSS and Bootstrap

In this dynamic course, tailored specifically for young adults, you’ll learn the fundamental building blocks of web development: HTML and CSS. From structuring web pages to styling them with beautiful designs, you’ll gain the skills needed to create visually stunning and interactive websites.

No prior coding experience? No problem! Our expert instructors will guide you every step of the way, making sure you feel confident and empowered as you dive into the world of coding. You’ll explore the essential HTML tags and learn how to craft the foundation of any web page, while CSS will enable you to customize the appearance and layout of your designs.

Intro to Game Development and Programming Pygame

In this exciting course, you’ll embark on a hands-on journey to master Pygame, a powerful and beginner-friendly library for creating games in Python. From crafting engaging characters to designing immersive game worlds, you’ll learn the essential skills needed to develop your very own interactive games.

No prior coding experience? No problem! Our experienced instructors are experts in
breaking down complex concepts into fun and easy-to-understand lessons. They’ll guide you
through the foundations of Pygame, teaching you how to handle game logic, graphics, sound effects, and player input.

Intro to Django web app dev (prerequisite - python, html/css class)

Embark on an exhilarating adventure into the world of web application development with our Introduction to Django class designed specifically for young adults! Discover the power of Django, a popular and robust Python framework used by industry professionals to create dynamic and feature-rich web applications.

In this immersive course, you’ll learn the essential skills needed to build your own web apps from scratch. From handling user authentication to managing databases and creating interactive interfaces, Django will be your gateway to crafting incredible web experiences.

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If you have any issues using this form please call us at 510-841-4776 or email us at info@thecil.org.

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