The playground is powered by LMT and organized by the Learn IT coding workshop team.

 

At TechChill, we want to make sure being a part of the tech and startup family doesn’t mean leaving your kids at home. Rather, we want to see more kids and more parents and offer both the opportunity to experience everything TechChill has to offer. Since TechChill agenda this year will focus on startup superheroes and the future of tech and entrepreneurship, we want to include the real present and future heroes – the future founders and their parents.

 

All children ages 0-12 are welcome, as long as they are accompanied by an adult with a valid TechChill pass. All activities are child-friendly, taking place in an accessible venue, equipped with baby changing rooms.

 

Also, there will be a dedicated kids room called Future Founders Playground with activities for kids all ages. Why not give the real guys and gals a shot – the future innovators and provide them with a hands-on experience on the topics and tools that actually interest them. There will be a variety of workshops geared towards certain age groups to make it more enjoyable and challenging for the kids participating. However, the usual low key activities like drawing, Legos, and crafts will also be available for those future co-founders in need to exhaust their imagination and interactive games for the more active strategist types.  An addition to this GiGi blocks will provide all the materials to see through the proper development phase of building real-life transports, housing or whatever the innovators feel like is lacking in this world. The blocks are made from the carton so very fortunately, any mistakes made during the process will be redeemable.

 

For new parents with teeny tiny people (0-2 years) not yet able to wiggle around the room, there will be a special comfy corner where their moms and dads can hang around without being disturbed at our super extra eco house-plant area. It will be a great fit if you need a discreet corner sofa for a breastfeeding break, a comfy carpet for that crawling time, and some water and coffee available for parents.

 

For the rising stars at pre-school age (3-6 years) there will be workshops teaching about binary code, the structure of computers and the future artists will also get a chance to learn how to become the light show masters using only led lights and batteries.

 

For the school-aged children 1st grade and up (7-12 years) there will be workshops throughout both days involving crafts and electronics, intro to programming basics with both block and text programming, and the key things about game development.

 

After all that tiresome networking and engaging at the end of each day everyone will have the chance to participate in trying out their storytelling and artistic skills on a LARGE canvas where all the sketches will be made live using electric paint, electric tape and small electronics components(of course we will make sure that all of this is safe for kids).

 

See all the awesome workshops listed below, and sign up here to secure a seat!

 

FEBRUARY 8 FEBRUARY 9
10:30-11:30 Explore Music with Makey Makey Interactive Games in Scratch
11:00-11:40 Create Your Own Computer Binary Bracelets
12:00-13:00 Interactive Games in Scratch Basics of Electronics with Little Bits
12:50-13:30 Binary Bracelets Fun with Lights
13:30-14:30 Explore Music with Makey Makey First Steps in Javascript
14:20-15:00 Fun with Lights Create Your Own Computer
15:00-16:00 First Steps in Javascript Basics of Electronics with Little Bits
16:00-17:20 Drawing Electronics with Bare-Conductive Drawing Electronics with Bare-Conductive

BASICS OF ELECTRONICS WITH LITTLE BITS

Students will learn the basics of electronics with littleBits electronic components. They will have a chance to experiment, play and build their own variations of teacher-led inventions by combining sensors, motors, and buttons.

  • Age: 7-12
  • Duration: 45 min.

BINARY BRACELETS

Every student will create their own binary bracelet while learning about the language of 0s and 1s. They will get to know the character encoding standard ASCII, its origin and translate each of their names letters into binary code.

  • Age: 4-7
  • Duration: 40 min.

CREATE YOUR OWN COMPUTER

During the workshop, kids will get to know the structure of a computer and will create their own prototype of it. With the help of teachers, they will cut out, glue together and color in their own examples of different computer parts and will get to know the insides of what it consists of when trying to arrange the parts correctly.

  • Age: 4-7
  • Duration: 40 min.

EXPLORE MUSIC WITH MAKEY MAKEY

Learn the basics of electronics by making musical instruments with everyday objects. During the workshop kids will use the Makey Makey components and learn how to arrange them to send and receive sound signals.

  • Age: 7-12

FIRST STEPS IN JAVASCRIPT

Get a hands-on experience with one of the most used languages on the web. Using a creative library p5js we will be creating interactive animations on the web that will teach you about colors and 2D shapes during the process.

  • Age: 9-12

 

INTERACTIVE GAMES IN SCRATCH

Learn the basics of game design using block programming in Scratch. Students will see through the process of creating a pong game and will be able to play it with their friends. They will develop an understanding of movement, scene design and form and how to apply it in computer programming.

  • Age: 7-12

FUN WITH LIGHTS

Create light installations using colorful LED lights and just batteries. During the process kids will learn about the difference between + and – in electricity whilst designing their own animals, monsters or anything else that they can imagine and decorate them with self-made lights.

  • Age: 3-7

DRAWING ELECTRONICS WITH BARE-CONDUCTIVE

An interactive workshop between the kids and the teachers where students will be given a chance to share anything that they have learned during the day. All these experiences will be drawn out with paint on paper and revived using batteries, led lights and electric paint.

  • Age: 4-12

Get Your Pass

If you have any questions, please, write to info@techchill.co

Sleeping Bird Event Pass 1+1

€99

Offer valid until Feb 28

  • Access to the 2-day event content & networking
  • Access to the Business Expo
  • Access to the Startup Expo
  • Access to Official Evening Events

Sleeping Bird Startup Pass 1+1

€99

Offer valid until Feb 28

  • All Event Pass features

    • Inclusion in the Investors/Corporates report (on submission of startup data)
    • Access to Startup <> Investor Matchmaking

Sleeping Bird Investor Pass 1+1

€159

Offer valid until Feb 28

  • All Event Pass features

    • Access to Satellite Events
    • Investor Happy Hour (Investors only networking event)
    • Access to Startup <> Investor Matchmaking
    • Access to Attending Startups Report
    • Access to VIP events
    • Access exclusive side events

Sleeping Bird Executive Pass 1+1

€159

Offer valid until Feb 28

  • All Event Pass features

    • Access to Satellite Events
    • Access to Matchmaking
    • Access to Exclusive events
    • Access exclusive side events