Code/Art Miami showcases art created through computer programming by girls in grades 3-12. Attendees will be able to view and interact with the art, as well as try their hand at coding and learn more about local STEAM resources at a Tech Ed Expo taking place during the event. There will be other fun activities, including the chance to create art in Virtual Reality and a People’s Choice digital art competition.
This is a great event for students, parents, STEAM educators, artists curious about coding as a new medium of expression, and more experienced coders interested in creating art through coding.
1:00 – 1:30 pm – Check-in, Vote for “People’s Choice”
1:30 – 2:45 pm – Digital Art Show, Coding Classes, Tech Expo
2:45 – 3:30 pm – Welcome & Inspirational Talks
3:30 – 4:00 pm – Awards Ceremony
Code Art Miami Digital Art Showcase: Art created through computer programming will be on display throughout the Newman Alumni Center. This includes digital animations, interactive computer programs, 3D-coded art, and over 100 digital self-portraits generated from computer programs written by girls in grades 3-12!
Coding workshops: There will be two mini coding workshops during the event: Intro to Video Game Development in Scratch and Coding Art in p5.js. In the beginner level Video Game workshop, participants will get to create their own version of the popular game Flappy Bird. The Coding Art in p5.js class is intermediate level, appropriate for students who have taken at least one prior coding class. The workshops are coed and open to all ages; it’s a fun activity for parent and child to do together! There is no additional charge for the workshops, but you must pre-register because space is limited. Participants must also bring a laptop. To reserve your spot, select the workshop you’d like to attend when checking out.
Hands-on Activities at Tech Expo: Local organizations offering STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) programs will have informational booths and hands-on activities for participants, including the opportunity play with robots and create art in virtual reality (VR).
Inspirational Speakers: The keynote address will be given by Natasha Tomchin. Natacha is an artist, designer and coder. Born in Belarus and raised in Nebraska, she’s called Miami home for the last 8 inspirational years. Her ‘Digital Dreamscapes’ are surreal manipulations of the natural world that encourage the audience to appreciate the ephemeral and awe-inspiring beauty surrounding.
FIU Assistant Professor Monique Ross, an expert in race, gender, and identity in the engineering workplace, will also speak. Professor Ross is an incredibly knowledgable and charismatic spearker who holds a doctoral degree in Engineering Education from Purdue University, a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Elizabethtown College, a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from Auburn University, eleven years of experience in industry as a software engineer, and three years as a full-time faculty in the departments of computer science and engineering.
Coding Competition & Awards Ceremony:
Prizes will be awarded to winners in the four main categories – Animation, Interactive, 3D and Minecraft Mods – as well as to the winner of the People’s Choice award for best coded Self-Portrait with Pet. Each event attendee gets to help choose the People’s Choice winner by voting for their favorite!
* Net proceeds from the event will go to fund scholarships for women studying computer science and to provide Code/Art educational programming for youth in the Miami community.
Who should attend:
- K-12 students interested in coding
- Parents interested in tech learning opportunities for their children (coding, robotics, maker camps, etc.)
- Educators interested in new STEAM resources and teaching methods
- Anyone who is curious about learning to code
- Artists curious about using code as a new medium for expression
- More experienced programmers who want an introduction to “creative programming” with p5.js
FREE parking directly behind the Newman Alumni Center. Maps & Directions