ESIEE Paris students introduce children to programming

For the third consecutive year, 7 students, members of the ESIEE Paris Computer Club, the Club*Nix, carried out coding workshops with children in the city of Champs-sur-Marne.

Set up by the Gustave Eiffel University and the Champs-sur-Marne Town Hall, these introductory programming workshops are designed to raise awareness of digital technology among children in the Campesian leisure centres.

Workshops entirely designed and run by ESIEE Paris engineering students

For 6 Wednesday afternoons, between January and March 2021, 25 children (girls and boys) from year 5 and year 6 benefited from this atypical project.

Thanks to educational materials developed by the students and an online programming platform, the children were able to discover coding in a fun and interactive way.

Introduction to programming workshops :

  • Introduction: what is computing, where do we find it, what are the different components of a computer?
  • 4 practical sessions with exercises on paper and on the platform https://code.org/ (instructions, loops, conditions, debugging)
  • A project session: children make their own code with what they have learned
  • An awareness session on the dangers of the internet

Club*Nix, Computer Club

The Club*Nix is the Computer Club of the ESIEE PARIS engineering school. It gathers all the free software lovers or all the people of the school wishing to learn how to use Linux. We are a club that is always open, whether it is to chat with friends, at the end of classes, or to work on projects.

See the article La Marne
See the article in Le Parisien 77

Club*Nix on Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/company/club-nix/