Codeverse in Lincoln Park is a coding school for kids that’s like no other. The first of many planned locations, Codeverse’s state-of-the-art studio at 819 W. Eastman Street is a big, playful, interactive learning environment. Designed with kids in mind, the space includes a traditional classroom packed with shiny new Apple computers, but it’s also got loads of iPads, a quiet room, a giant comfy couch-like perch, a couple of cubbies that I suspect will be in high demand, and a small maker space that will include a 3D printer and a Carvey.
Codeverse participants will learn to code using KidScript, Codeverse’s proprietary programming language. They’ll use their skills to program the facility’s lights, bring robotic arms to life and more. Check it out:
KidScript was designed from the ground up to keep coding easy and fun, but useful. The language introduces kids to methods, loops, variable, and other key aspects of coding logic. In addition to programming the above-mentioned lights and robotic arms, Codeverse students will create engaging apps and games. And their experience using KidScript should translate into other popular programming languages, like Java and Ruby.
They are now enrolling children in classes and camps. Codeverse locations are planned for Skokie, Naperville, and Deerfield in 2018.