Why B.C. Teachers Should Teach Kids Coding

Coding may seem like a foreign language to some people. But it’s an invaluable skill that can be taught to kids at an early age. Thankfully in Canada, the government recognizes the importance of digital skills and coding in the classroom. They’ve made it easier for Canadian teachers to get the training and skills they need to teach kids coding. Through government-funded coding workshops, teachers can bring coding to the classroom without needing any prior coding knowledge. Canada’s CanCode ...
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Instructor Spotlight: Alex Mountain, UBC

img{max-width:400px;}.utgPara{padding:2rem 0;}#spotlightAlexMountain h3{font-weight:900;} Our instructor spotlights introduce you to to the great educators teaching our coding classes at Under the GUI. Our teachers encourage students to expand their limitless creativity through the creation of video games, apps, and traditional software using the same tools used by professionals in the field. At Under the GUI, our lessons are intended to guide students towards university-level coding practice...
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Parent Testimonials for UTG Academy – What parents are saying about us!

With so many extracurricular activities out there, you might be wondering, “Will my kids like coding?” Well, at Under the GUI our students love learning to code – and their parents are thrilled about this too! Here’s why kids (and parents) love coding classes at Under the GUI. Coding is Fun Coding doesn’t have to be a boring, unfamiliar jumble of text on a screen. With the right curriculum, inspiring environment, and encouraging teachers, coding is fun for kids. And that’s just what we offer...
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Richmond Youth Hackathon

Join us for an all-day event where you will work with a team to build your very own app! Under the GUI will be sponsoring this year's Richmond Youth Hackathon, where kids will work with instructors and volunteers to learn about about App development and game programming. Students then join their team to create a game that will be showcased later in the day. The students at the hackathon will be encouraged to use the PixelPAD Python and PixelPAD Blockly to create their apps! Reserve your spa...
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UTG Calgary @ TELUS Spark!

Register for our Calgary Branch Please Click here About Our Instructors Our instructors are students in the University of Calgary Computer Science program and have trained with Under the GUI in the art of teaching children how to code! Valerie Kim – Val is a 5th year undergraduate in Computer Science and Communications Studies at the U of C with a focus in human-computer interaction. She is active in the Calgary community, volunteering in crisis centers and running cod...
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Jamie Chang, Founder of UTG Academy on BCIT Interview

Jamie Chang the founder of Under the GUI Academy talks with Ali Pitargue of BCIT on the importance of Coding at a young age, and discusses coding education from an international perspective. Transcript: Welcome back to For the Record on Evolution 107.9, my name is Ali Pitargue and on this edition we will look into kids learning how to code computers. Now the network information and technological age is ever evolving, and for many young people, from this generation and beyond, tec...
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Under the GUI Burnaby Location Virtual Reality (VR) Game Demo at Crystal Mall

Our coding instructor in Burnaby demoed some of the VR games our students made and brought prizes to draw! 1st place: a full semester at Under the GUI Burnaby Coding Camp free! The second prize is a free one-week Coding and Robotics Summer Camp at Burnaby! The third prize is a Bluetooth speaker! The Virtual Reality (VR) games were all developed by Under the GUI students, aged between 13 – 17 years old. The patrons at Crystal Mall all enjoyed the immersive environment provid...
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Coding Workshops Richmond Library

Under the GUI Richmond has partnered with the Richmond Public Library this summer and is providing a series of free coding for kids workshops for kids 9 - 13 from May to August! Where kids will learn how to code from one of our mentors at Under the GUI Academy The students at the workshop will get a free PixelPAD account which is a platform that uses Python to teach kids how to code. . Reserve your space at the library’s website here! These series of workshops are w...
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Instructor’s spotlight – Rahul Kukreja

If I had told my parents, that I would grow up and make games for a living and teach others how to do the same, they probably would have laughed it off, indulged me a bit and not believed me. Actually, scratch that, I wouldn’t even have believed it myself. Yet, that’s what I do! A little bit about me, I’m an aspiring Technical Artist, a full time Game Developer and an Instructor at Under the GUI (UTG). I have an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, a diploma in Classical Animation and a Ma...
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New Semester Early Registration

Dear Parents, Registrations for our Spring Semester have started! What "Under the GUI" offers: Weekend Programming Classes in Game Development or Computer Sciences for ages 7 & up! Semi-private classes; maximum 6 students per instructor Laptops, equipment, and digital storage provided One-hour weekly lectures plus homework assignments, bonus tutorials, online student help and assistance through the UTG community forum Exclusive invites to special events and workshops w...
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