Broadcom Presents Design_Code_Build

Discover, create, and learn at the Computer History Museum! Have fun exploring the past, present, and future of computer programming through hands-on activities, while creatively solving problems and making new friends. Get ready to be inspired. Get ready to change the world.

About Broadcom Presents Design_Code_Build

The Design_Code_Build program welcomes students in grades 6 through 8 to participate in one-day events that provide engaging hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) learning opportunities. Activities focus on problem-solving and innovation through the lens of computer science and computing history. Each event welcomes up to 100 students and features a keynote “rock star” speaker from the tech industry. Rock stars explore their personal and professional journeys and share insights that help to inspire students’ interest and curiosity. The program is supported by volunteers from the tech industry who act as role models and mentors, allowing students to meet and get to know real tech professionals.

There is a $15.00 non-refundable registration fee per student participating in each event. For more information about financial aid, or for Community organizations interested in making this program available to their group free of charge, please contact Kate McGregor directly.

This program is developed and led by the Computer History Museum and made possible with generous support from our sponsors.

Level 1: Introductory

Level 1 introduces concepts of computer programming, as participants work hands-on with Raspberry Pi technology, write detailed instruction sets to “program” a partner through a life-size maze, and learn about the relevance and impact of computer history. This program is suitable for students with little to no programming experience and focuses on core concepts of collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity, to help students to practice communication skills and gain confidence to see themselves as active, capable problem-solvers and future innovators.

Level 2: Intermediate

Level 2 builds on the introductory program, exploring the engineering design process as students work in small teams to solve a tech challenge using Raspberry Pi technology. Throughout the day, participants design, code, and build with a variety of electronic components and household supplies. Program instructors help participants to make personal connections with artifacts and stories from the Museum’s collection as they learn from history to design for the future. This program is suitable for students who have previously participated in the introductory program or who have some experience with computer programming.

Special Editions

Design_Code_Build welcomes parents, K-12 educators, and adult mentors and role models to a variety of special edition programs. Each event provides opportunities for fun and creative exploration and learning in order to create a framework of support for students and a collaborative intergenerational learning experience for all. Throughout the day, adults are encouraged to learn with and from their students as they think critically and explore concepts of computing history and computer science.

Featured Speakers

Rock Stars Tech professionals share their personal stories and encourage students to see STEM as an exciting adventure they can participate in.

Presenting Sponsor

Broadcom Foundation

Founding Sponsor

Cisco Foundation

Investing Sponsors

First Tech Credit Union
Severns Family Foundation

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For More Information

650-810-2729 Kate McGregor