The 3 Cs of Digital Movie Making

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Black Boys Code in partnership with Sony Pictures Imageworks is giving opportunities to 700 Black Boys between the ages of 8-17 to learn how computers and codes are used to create animated movies.

Event attendees will get a lifetime opportunity to experience the job of an animator and how amazing animated movies like Spider-man: Far From Home, Over the Moon, and the Academy Award winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse were created. 

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Black Boys Code Reskilling Workshop

Are you considering a career in web development? Black Boys Code is pleased to partner with Lighthouse Labs to offer a free Introduction to HTML/CSS coding workshop. If you identify as a Black Youth in Ontario, aged 18-29, and are interested in gaining a career in coding, then this is for you.

By the end of this workshop, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of HTML/CSS, and you will build a basic web page!

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Introduction to Computational Thinking

Computational thinking is the thought processes involved in formulating problems and their solutions so that the solutions are represented in a form that can be effectively carried out by an information-processing agent. Four of these thoughts processes will be addressed during this workshop: decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction, and algorithms.  This workshop will focus on tackling problems using these thoughts processes and carrying-out solutions using a block-based coding language: Scratch 3. Participants will think analytically, design, and code in real time and will have an opportunity to share their knowledge with others. No prior programming experience is required to attend this online class.  

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Learn to Program with Micro:bit

A micro:bit is a pocket sized little computer that runs the code the boys create using the Microsoft Makecode platform.  No prior programming experience is required to participate in this online class.

This exciting one-hour new course will cater to boys age 8 to 12.

It will encourage critical thinking and will develop coding abilities and creativity with a strong self-awareness component. The boys will be required to think analytically, design, play, and code in real-time and will have an opportunity to share their knowledge with others.

mBlock: Creating Smart Objects through Code

Maybe you own a smart speaker such as Google Home or Alexa at home. How does it work? In this workshop, you will use mBlock, a block-based language (derived from Scratch), with many extensions to create smart objects that will improve your life at home. This field of computer science is called “the Internet of Things” or IoT. You will use cognitive services, climate data, video sensing, text to speech, and translation services to design fun and interactive inventions.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this workshop, participants will: • Understand the basic structures of Scratch programming • Use conditions and loops to control the flow and outcomes of the program • Use cognitive services, climate data, video sensing, text to speech, and translation services to design fun and interactive inventions.