CODEMAKERS teaches introductory, intermediate, and advanced Python programming courses to teens 13+ in the Boston area. We teach programming much the same way colleges do - no dragging and dropping, no fixing code to generate preset outcomes. From the beginning, our coders learn the core principles of programming and gradually build the technical skills needed to develop their own projects and games.
Eight of the top 10 computer science departments in the U.S. (including MIT) now use Python rather than Java or C++ to teach basic computer programming. Our courses are taught by Boston area computer science majors and grad students, with teaching assistance provided by Belmont High School students.
Our July 2019 - June 2020 Python Schedule is now available. This includes after-school and weekend Python sessions as well as vacation camps for beginner, intermediate, and advanced coders.
CODEMAKERS is staffed at all times by programmer-instructors ready to answer coding questions, lead games, challenges, and special events, and supervise social activities, all of which is included with membership.
The basic membership fee covers all drop-in coding help, games, events, and social activities. Games include foosball, ping pong, a vintage arcade, Magic: The Gathering and tabletop board games.
MAGIC: The Gathering