In October 2013, the CoderDojo LA was treated to an extra special session thanks to our wonderful friends at Disney Animation!
The kids (and parents) were undoubtedly excited with what magic might lie behind the Disney doors. And they did not disappoint, planning a packed day of fun tours, viewings of movie trailers, animation shorts, and special surprises for our mini coders. But the best part about our day with Disney was being able to expose the ninjas to a whole new avenue of where their coding skills may take them!
We’ve often used games for lessons and it’s a quick association for the kids to make with what they’re learning, but it was the first time we’ve really been able to put them face to face with a group of adults making this coding “play” their careers in movies. The amazing volunteers from Disney guided everyone through their fantastical hallways decorated with the latest to come (and planned to be coming) from their creative minds. Kids were able to hear first hand what it was like to work on projects like Wreck It Ralph and the soon to be released Frozen.
And while we had fun lessons for both the beginner and advanced classes, from the buzz of excited chatter you could easily tell it was the environment and the wonderful team at Disney that the kids won’t soon be forgetting.
So a big thank you to everyone who made it out to our October 2013 session at Disney and a monstrous thanks to the fantastic crew from Disney for such an unforgettable experience full of special treats like this fun animation done for all the kids’ names!
Don’t forget to check out Frozen when it hits theaters November 27th!
And enjoy some games while you wait!