Computer Programming was known to be a notoriously difficult field of endeavor because it was considered difficult to learn. When we at the Daveshoope Code Academy announced that we were holding a coding bootcamp for children from the ages of seven, there was so much doubt. We heard questions like “can children learn to code?”, “what will they do with it?”. There were so many doubters. Until we pulled it through, had the very first two-week code bootcamp for kids in our city, and invited parents to come see what we had taught their children to be able to create.
In the bootcamp, it was strictly Scratch 2.0. We taught them how to create sprites, how to use blocks to write their code scripts, understand computer based decision making, and within two weeks, they were able to make simple computer games.
This was the beginning of the coding revolution in the city of Uyo.