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Updated: May 18, 2022

The Latest From Code Savvy

Code Savvy already have some very exciting projects lined up for early 2022:

  • Code Savvy has been chosen as one of the five nonprofits to be a part of the inaugural Compass Pro-Bono cohort in the Twin Cities!

  • As well, here’s an interview we just did with our partners at Kars 4 Kids - who just renewed their support for Code Savvy in 2022!

If your company or organization is looking for any volunteer opportunities or programs to support in the coming new year, please consider connecting with Code Savvy!

This Week’s Spotlight and Project-Inspiration Theme: The Winter Solstice

December 21st is the Winter Solstice and is also known as the day with the shortest amount of sunlight during the year. This occurrence happens when the earth's pole reaches its maximum tilt away from the Sun. To learn more about the science of the solstice check out this article by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. The solstice is very important for many different cultures and there are many ancient monuments to celebrate the day. In Ireland, there is a site called Newgrange and the doors align with the solstice sightline but only light the tomb for 17 minutes every year.

Yalda Night is the Iranian celebration of the solstice and is known as “the longest and darkest day of the year”. To celebrate, families gather to eat, drink, and read poetry together. Here are some fun Winter coding activities that you can try this holiday season:

  1. Use scratch to create a snowball fight game. Follow this link to get step by step instructions on how to use the different functions of Scratch.

  2. Create an animated holiday card for your family and friends. Follow this video and make something special.

  3. For something a little more advanced try creating snowflakes in Python. Use this link to learn the basic commands to later use to create different snowflake shapes.

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