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Sunday, October 20 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
How to Code a Rollercoaster Reading and Hands-on Workshop

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Here’s a little secret: prolific wildly popular children’s picture book creator Josh Funk, author of hits like Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast and It’s Not Hansel and Gretel, is also a software engineer in his spare time. Now Josh’s worlds collide (hopefully not literally) in his latest picture book, How to Code a Rollercoaster. Pearl and her trusty robot sidekick Pascal use code to solve a pretty big problem: how to bypass the line for the most popular ride at the amusement park. After hearing Josh read the book, kids and grownups will team up with the STEM experts from South End Technology Center at Tent City to make a light-up illustration from the book using a circuit of copper tape, large bubblegum LED, and small coin cell battery. The first twenty kids will receive their very own littleBits electronic building kit to take home!

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Josh Funk

Josh Funk is the author of picture books like the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series, It’s Not a Fairy Tale series, How to Code with Pearl and Pascal series, Lost in the Library, and many others. He graduated from UMass Amherst Commonwealth College with a degree in computer... Read More →
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South End Technology Center @ Tent City

The South End Technology Center @ Tent City (The Tech Center) is a collaborative venture between the Tent City Corporation (TCC) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The Tech Center's fundamental purpose is to enable people to become producers of knowledge and sharers... Read More →

Sunday October 20, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Roxbury Innovation Center Classroom 2300 Washington St, Boston, MA, 02119