Activities this week: Monday May 2 to Sunday May 8

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FIERCE TARTAN – GAME DEVELOPER CLUB with Mark Sibthorpe

Join the club! Learn how to navigate through different programming platforms with the goal of creating your own video game. A pro developer will assist you every step of the way. Bring your laptop.

Thursday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

May 5 and 19 and June 2 and 16

CL, (bilingual)

 Do it like Karlie Kloss in programming, too!

Karlie Kloss is one of the most famous models in the world, as she has been featured on the cover of innumerable famous fashion magazines and has walked many miles in the catwalk of Victoria Secret. What you may don’t know about her is that Karlie Kloss not only knows how to code but, at the same time, she tries to make even more women acquainted with computer technology.

In spring 2015 the young model announced that in collaboration with the Flatiron School she will offer 20 Kode with Karlie Scholarships, namely 20 scholarships for programming courses to girls aged 13 to 18. In fact, it was a summer school, during which, students were taught, among other things, the Ruby programming language and how to create their own mobile applications. The girls’ applications were sent in a video format because the main requirement to win the scholarship was to explain why they think programming learning is important.

Karlie Kloss herself was convinced of its importance in 2014, after she successfully completed drones programming courses. Talking about her experience, she admitted that:

“There’s a big misconception that coding is strictly mathematical; it’s actually incredibly creative. Code runs everything around us, and young women are so important to defining the future.

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Indeed, the encouragement of more women to start working in the fields of Informatics and Communications is of vital importance, so that there won’t be a gender gap in the future. Today, the statistics are rather pessimistic, since in the USA only 12% are the women awarded computer science degrees. At the same time, it is estimated that in 2020 the available staff will be able to cover only 1/3 of the vacancies that require high technological specialization. Based on this data, Karlie Kloss is right to say that:

“the technological literacy of women ensures that they will be in a strong position in the society of the future”.

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Leilani Jones and Amanda Southward were two of the girls that spent 2 weeks in Venice, Los Angeles, learning code. When they decided to apply, they had in mind all the stereotypes that present programming as a boring process. Despite all these, they dared to take a step forward. The cooperative atmosphere of the workshops and the fact they discovered the chances that programming can offer made their experience one of the most wonderful they ever had. In fact, Amanda, although she is only 13 years old, decided that she is going to study Informatics, while this period, she is preparing an app that aims at fighting stress!

#KodewithKarlie Scholarship owes its success not only to the fact that it introduced programming in an alternative way, but also to the person who took the initiative, namely Karlie Kloss. The girls were using the knowledge they had acquired to complete their own projects, and that was a motivation that made the learning process really creative. The presence of Kloss, from the other side, helped so that people can understand that programming is something that anyone can learn and it is not related to a specific background as far as studies of work are concerned.

Therefore, it is apparent now, that there are very many ways to make the process of programming learning fun and accessible to all. The example of Karlie Kloss combined with the concept of the programming workshops change gradually the landscape because they prove that programming is not only a useful skill for the future, but also a new way of expression and creativity!

Do it at your Library with Fierce Tartan!

 

Meet Florencia Butterscotch: But are we seeing the real Flower?

lezardgirl-Name: Florencia Butterscotch

A.K.A.: Flower

Age: 22

Occupation: Spy (not a bad guy).

Where does she live? In an apartment.

Who are her parents?  A wealthy businessman and a former agent as a mom.

Languages spoken: Italian, French and English.

Voice? Australian accent; loud and manipulating voice.

Favorite food? Anything.

Her appearance: Cold and heartless appearance.

Height: Tall.

Body type: Slim and muscular.

Impression: Swift.

The way she walks: Swiftly and silently.

Intellectual qualities: Sharp, intelligent, curious, observant and clever.

Morales qualities: Good person, wants to help her country, good guy, generous and loyal.

Intellectual flaws: Has trouble talking to people comes off as rude occasionally.

Moral flaws: Emotionless, impolite.

Who are his best friends? Natasha and Clint.

Special powers: She is extremely observant and can deduce very quickly.

Combat skills: Trained in all martial arts, master of disguise.

Weapons : Dagger, hidden in her boot, watch with many secret devices.

Enemies or afraid of: The Red Vilain, she is afraid of spiders and bugs in general.

Clothing Style: Combat/street style.

Fetish accessories/secrets: She doesn’t’ get along very well with her parents. She likes bracelets.

Favorite Sports: Running, obstacle courses, wrestling.

Favorite Books: Percy Jackson, Sherlock Holmes, The Crime of the Orient Express.

Favorite Movies: Marvel Movies, Harry Potter, Batman Movies.

Favorite Music/Groups/Singers: Eminem, Macklemore, Pink.

Favorite Video Games: She doesn’t like video games.

Favorite Board Games: Game of Life, Monopoly and Sorry.

Meet: Mitsuba-San, the He-She devious, farting, bloodthirsty fan of Kpop!

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Name: Mitsuba-San

A.K.A.: Lily Pichu

Age: 45

Occupation: Drink Blood  coeur

Where does he live: He lives down in hell, engulfed in fire.

Who are his parents? His parents are Keyori and Jaynee WarTaken.

Languages spoken: She speaks English and Japanese.coeur

Voice: He speaks very loudly, has a very high pitched voice and an Arab accent.

Favorite food? He loves traditional Japanese food and fast-food.

His appearance: He is really cold and is very distant with others even though, everybody likes him.coeur

Height: He’s two meter high.

Body type: He has very fat arms, but a very slim body.

Impression: The opposite of gracious.

The way he walks: He wobbles around. When he runs his hair moves graciously with the wind.coeur

Intellectual qualities: Even though, he has a very ugly face, his intelligence surpasses by far the average.

Morales qualities: He is very ambitious and patient, waiting for a better future where her eyes won’t be green anymore.

Intellectual flaws: He is completely impolite; he’s also very weak and screams all the time.

Moral flaws: He’s very arrogant, because he’s so intelligent.

Who are his best friends? He has no friend because he’s kind of an antisocial.

Special powers: With the power of his farts, he can hover over cities.

Combat skills : He has three different basic abilities: stunning light, light shield and light bomb.

Weapons : Infinity Edge, Bloodthirster, Titanic Hydra, Thornmail, Youmu’s Ghostblade and finally, Stinger.

Enemies or afraid of: Poro and Faker form TSM.

Clothing Style: Really not well dressed, her fashion is very outdated.

Fetish accessories/secrets : Mana pots and a machete ( because it helps him calm down).

Favorite Sports : Esports and volleyball. Esports because he loves video games and volleyball because he was always amazed by that sport even though it’s really hard to play.

Favorite Books : The Charter of Rights and Freedom, 30+ Years of Decicsions that Shaped Canadian Life, Lords of the Stones.

Favorite Movies : Cosmos; A Space Time Odyssey.

Favorite Music/Groups/Singers : He is the biggest fan of EXO and he likes all Jpop and Kpop singers.

Favorite Video Games : Final Fantasy XIII-2, Blazblue: Chromophantasma

Favorite Board Games: Memo Master, Monopoly Junior and Pig Trotter.

 

Meet: Naruto! Avatar of Action Shonen!

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Name: Naruto

A.K.A.: Zikavox

Age: 25

Occupation: Fighting

Where does he live: The Leaf Village

Who are his parents? Unknown

Languages spoken: English

Voice: Childish

Favorite food: Ramen

His appearance : Smiling and happy

Height: Short

Body: Muscular

Impression: Gracious

The way he walks: Proudly, overconfident

Intellectual qualities: Courage and perseverance

Morales qualities: Loyal and autonomous

Intellectual flaws: Immature and ignorant

Moral flaws: Impolite

Who are his best friends? Picachu and Sasuke

Special powers: Naruto possesses an unique super power.

Combat skills : He goes straight forward. He wants to win fast.

Weapons : Shurikens

Enemies or afraid of: Afraid of nothing. He fights to protect his village and others.

Clothing Style: Combat cloths

Fetish accessories/secrets : Blue headband

Favorite Sports : Soccer and ping-pong

Favorite Books : He doesn’t like to read but his favorite book of all time is Bleach by Tite Kubo.

Favorite Movies : The Dark Knight Rises,The Godfather, The Incredibles

Favorite Music/Groups/Singers : Ed Sheeran, The Beatles

Favorite Video Games : Call of Duty on PS3, Destiny on Xbox 360 and Street Fighter IV on PS3.

Favorite Board Games: Monopoly and Battleships

Activities this week: Monday April 18 to Sunday April 24

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FIERCE TARTAN – GAME DEVELOPER CLUB with Mark Sibthorpe

Join the club! Learn how to navigate through different programming platforms with the goal of creating your own video game. A pro developer will assist you every step of the way. Bring your laptop.

Thursday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

April 21, May 5 and 19 and June 2 and 16

CL, (bilingual)

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PETITES MAINS CLUB with Gen Lussier

Start your apprenticeship! In haute couture workshops, experts in weaving, crocheting, embroidery, sewing and knitting are known as petites mains. Choose among projects suggested by the workshop leader or design your own.

Sunday, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

April 24 and May 22

CL, (bilingual)