Coding & Cupcakes: Kansas City Kids Conference
July 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pmFree
Join us for the third annual Kansas City Kids Conference this summer! This fun and mentor-led conference is designed just for elementary, middle, and early high school students to explore their interest in technology.
As part of the Kansas City Developer Conference, your student can attend free tech programs such as Kansas City Women in Technology’s popular CoderDojoKC and Coding & Cupcakes.
We will have a maker space with DIY wearable tech, paper circuits and conductive thread.
We will have a whole host of focused sessions such as:
- Game-building with Bloxels
- Lego robotics
- Interactive audio with Makey Makey
… And we are excited to include other possible advanced special sessionsthat touch on Artificial Intelligence, Minecraft mods and Pokemon Raspberry Pi.
Many but not all sessions will be best experienced with a laptop computer or tablet. We will have a limited number of laptops and tablets available on a first-come, first-served basis in person on the day. If you are able to bring your own laptop or tablet, please do.
Whether your student is new to coding or has been involved in coding classes for years, Kansas City Kids Conference offers beginner and advanced projects to keep your student learning this summer.
I am a monthly attendee of CoderDojoKC or Coding & Cupcakes. How will this session be different?
We will run CoderDojoKC and Coding & Cupcakes as a series of mini sessions throughout the conference, rather than as continuous sessions. Your student is welcome to stay with us the whole time and keep working on their projects. But you also have the opportunity to explore many other sessions at the conference. Though we will have plenty of seats in the CoderDojoKC and Coding & Cupcaked sessions, you are not reserving a CoderDojoKC or Coding & Cupcakes seat with your conference ticket.
What are my parking options?
We recommend the Barney Allis parking garage, located adjacent to the conference center.
What should I bring into the event?
Please bring a laptop or tablet if you have one available. Not all of our activities require a device, and we do have a limited number of devices available to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis in person on the day. If you need a loaner laptop at an activity but they are all in use, please let our volunteers know and we will reserve one for you in the next available session.
You are welcome to bring snacks. Lunch will be provided.
Do parents need to stay the entire time?
If your child is under 13 years old, please make sure that you have an adult attending throughout.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. We can look you up by name. But a printed ticket with QR code can help speed check-in.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
Yes. But for the sake of our demographic data, please answer signup questions as the student attending.