Libraries teaching game coding and strategy
Public libraries have been helping New Zealanders come to grips with the digital world for years.
We provide computers and Wi-Fi for people to get online, support digital migrants to develop the skills they need, provide eBooks and magazines to download and we now teach adults and young people how to write code for online games
Websites, computer applications and games are all built by real people just like you. Learning how to code is becoming part of the educational landscape. You can even do it online.
Public Libraries of New Zealand has partnered with Gamefroot to teach young people, teachers, librarians and youth workers how to design and build games.
Auckland Libraries have prepared a short video to teach the fundamentals
Gamefroot workshops provide a technology starter using something already familiar to young people—online games—as a way to inspire curiosity and help see the makings of technology for themselves.
Using open source coding to create simple online games, young people will learn the basics of coding, game design and strategic thinking and how to add games into the international marketplace.