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Students Teach Coding at Mini-Maker Faire

November 20, 2017

Students in the Digital Cultures and Technologies program showcased their coding skills during the Rochester Mini-Maker Faire, held on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Fisher student Connor Cassleman taught kids about coding during the Rochester Mini Maker Faire.

Connor Casselman ’18 (pictured above) and Chase Corcoran ’21 were joined by Professor Jeremy Sarachan, the program’s director. Together, they hosted a booth at the Faire, offering to teach attendees the basics of coding using the p5.js programming language.

Now in its fourth year in Rochester, the event featured over 100 different makers, working in video games, textiles, electronics, pottery, woodworking, and more. With the idea that coding is also a creative pursuit, the students and Sarachan took middle and high school students (and some adults) through the process of programming a basic game, designed and programmed by Casselman.

“It's a great experience for students to have the opportunity to become the teacher and challenge themselves to become fully immersed in the learning process, and see how they fit into the maker culture in Rochester,” said Sarachan.