Codemakers Workshop Part of Broader Program to Celebrate Tech Innovation in Young Canadians

It turns out that games might be more fun when you develop them yourself.

Join experts from Folie Technique, Actua, Google volunteers as 180 children, ages 9 to 13, from across Montreal use computational thinking, computer design and problem solving to discover the joys of building their own videogames, using programs like Scratch, Makey Makey, and Flappy Bird.

The Codemakers workshop is part of the national three-year program, powered by a $1.5 million grant from and developed by Google engineers and Actua experts. It is this Saturday, June 13, at 9am at the Atrium of Polytechnique Montréal.

Codemakers’ goal is to inspire more than 100,000 young Canadians across every province and territory to become the innovative computer science technology builders of tomorrow. The project will culminate with a celebration of youth achievements in computer science and technology at Canada’s upcoming sesquicentennial celebration in 2017.