As part of the Science Festival 2017, the key event for the promotion of sciences in Luxembourg, Code Club Luxembourg is organising a multilingual (FR/DE/EN/LU) introduction to computing basics, the workshop “Exquisite Corpse (Cadavre Exquis) – Learn to code remixed”, at the Abbey de Neumünster from 9 to 12 November 2017 (forecourt tent, stand 57).
The main idea behind “exquisite corpse”, a game invented by surrealists around 1925, is to collectively create a computer programme without the individual collaborator being aware of what the previous person contributed. The pupils begin to code a brief animation and after 15 of the 30 minutes of the workshop, they change places, take over the project of another child and complete it according to their own ideas.
The graphical programming language Scratch is used to make children familiar with the basis of coding in a fast and playful way. Scratch allows to programme games and animations in a short time. In addition, Scratch enables children to discover the computer not as a mere consumption of content, but as a creative tool.
During the week-end aimed at the general public, many other computer science activities are offered for the whole family, such as programmable robots and the funny "Makey Makey", which may transform fruit or vegetables into an electronic musical instrument.
Code Club Luxembourg a.s.b.l. was founded in 2013 and is based on an international initiative; it is a community of volunteers who pass on their passion for computer programming to children aged 8 to 18 in free extra-curricular clubs. There are clubs in Bonnevoie, Strassen / Bertrange, Limpertsberg and Schifflange.