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Weaver began learning these skills at a summer camp at Code Central, Henderson’s first brick-and-mortar center aimed at teaching kids how to write software code. Code Central, which was opened in March by Eric and Brian Mendelsohn, teaches kids computer skills that the brothers say are essential in today’s job market. .
About 50 girls dressed in green T-shirts and brown vests adorned with colorful patches filed into the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevadaheadquarters on a recent Monday evening. Their task was to learn about coding, a male-dominated profession.
To help kids develop an interest in STEM fields, Code Central is offering summer camps centered around robotics, coding, and programming in Minecraft. Students as young as 7 years old and as old as 17 are eligible to enroll in the weeklong camps, which cater to both beginner and experienced programmers.
About 40 students and their parents attended the free course Sunday, where they learned about building robots and writing code. Students tinkered with circuits on a tiny motherboard. From there, they learned how to program their devices.