Boston Leadership Institute: Coding the Matrix

Contact: (617) 283-4825

Overview

Coding the Matrix is a hands-on course that introduces students to coding, computer programming, and engineering. Though the program is designed to be challenging to those with introductory coding skills, it is still an accessible course for students with no prior background in coding.

Led by Brown University graduate and program designer Chris Kim, the course will be taught at Bentley University and Gann Academy in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Throughout the program, students will build and program an LED cube using an Arduino platform. This “kinesthetic learning” method is perfect for experimentation which allows students to learn by trial and error. Each day, students can build upon their new skills and work with a tangible product that helps them to conceptualize abstract computer science concepts.

Coding the Matrix introduces students to very important skills like object-oriented programming as well as foundational computer science principles. A generous portion of the program is also dedicated to C++, one of the most important languages in the computer science world.

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