Back in the day (read: 2014) when Boulder CSED Week was an idea that a collective of educators, organizations, companies, and community leaders had but hadn’t made happen yet, Bitsbox hadn’t yet launched but it was in the works as they built their kids learn to code product and prepared it for release. In my mind, Bitsbox and Boulder CSED Week have always been linked because we launched on the same day. As our Boulder group announced that CSED Week could be town-wide and week long and go way beyond an hour of code with a “Kickoff Code Party” Bitsbox launched on Kickstarter on the same day!
Bitsbox went on to get more than 500% of their fundraising goal on Kickstarter (WOW) and Boulder CSED Week has been lucky to have Bitsbox as a partner and presenter each year.
This year, the founders of Bitsbox are bringing something new and special to Boulder CSED week: coding improve. Bitsbox works by helping kids type simple lines of code and alter them to make an app and then customize it and make it their own. In this Live coding Improv, as a community, we’ll test the limits of how fast and easy we can make something creative and fun as Bitsbox founders take audience suggestions and shoutouts to create something wild, coding live as we watch. Come find out how many colors, creatures, noises, backgrounds and more can combine to make an app in just a few minutes. This demo will show why Bitsbox has grown, in a few short years, to have users in over 80 countries! Join in so you can experience how code can be just another way to invent amazing things that can make your friends laugh and make your family proud. As Bitsbox Founders Aiden Chopra and Scott Lininger say, “Coding is just another tool for making cool stuff, and ANYONE can do it."