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Play-i Robots and Blockly Turtles Unleashed for Special Week of Coding

The Tech Museum of Innovation takes part in global initiative, celebrates CSEdWeek
Press Release Date 
Tuesday, 10 December, 2013
Program Bo the robot to play some musical tunes on a xylophone. Or learn drag-and-drop-programming with Blockly as you solve maze puzzles and create your own digital art.  Or design, build and program your own social robot.
 
Beginning Monday, December 9 through Sunday, December 15, The Tech hosts a variety of activities that encourage creativity, problem solving, and programming. Play-i’s founders and volunteers from Google will be here every day to lead guests through different ways to learn programming.
 
The museum will feature self-guided puzzles, Play-i’s Bo the robot, zombie programming, and The Tech’s “Social Robots” experience throughout the week. Globaloria, one of The Tech Awards 2013 laureates, will also be here to introduce video games designed by students.
 
As part of the annual Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), created to inspire K-12 students to participate in computer science and STEM learning, the museum and programming-focused partners offer visitors different programming experiences. This year’s CSEdWeek features an Hour of Code to get 10 million people writing 1 billion lines of code. The Tech joins locations world-wide hosting an Hour of Code during this weeklong celebration of all things coding.
 
WHO: Play-i founders, Google volunteers, and Globaloria innovators
 
WHAT: Weeklong event during Computer Science Education Week to teach computer programming
 
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, December 9 through Sunday, December 15
 
WHERE: The Tech, 201 S. Market St., San Jose, CA
 
For more information and programming schedule, visit: http://www.thetech.org/
  
Contact
Michelle Tran
Public Relations Specialist
1-408-795-6321
mtran@thetech.org
 
About The Tech Museum of Innovation
The Tech is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum—located in the Capital of Silicon Valley —is a non-profit, experiential learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing applied technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge presented by Cisco, our annual team-design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, The Tech endeavors to inspire the innovator in everyone.