# Video Game Coding

## Create a digital world from the ground up while building fundamental coding skills

Students will follow along while Tristan demonstrates the basics, and then jump right in! Using Scratch, a platform designed to inspire young children to begin programming, kids (and students of all ages) can begin to explore the possibilities of game design. By simulating real-life physical phenomena (gravity, touch, etc.), a programmer can begin to understand the fundamentals of making the real world reflect back from a computer screen. The only limits are their imagination!

## Workshop DatES

### Tristan Tran

With a BS in Math and an MS in Behavioral and Computational Economics from Chapman University, Tristan is hosting his video game coding workshops with the hope of getting kids to “think like a scientist.” In his words, learning to make video games is the most palatable way to teach computer programming and encourages students and parents to learn about programming while integrating storytelling into their lives.