kids bootcamp

BBS Fun Coding Kids Bootcamp

A bootcamp organized by BBS for the children of the BBS Community members
during the Graduation 2016 & X Alumni Reunion


BBS Fun Coding Kids Bootcamp is a training program in which kids learn and experience basic aspects of “coding”, through playful activities that progressively lead them to create a videogame, interacting in a team working approach with their mates and the guidance of code wizards.

The methodology is that of MIT Lifelong Kindergarten, i.e. “learn to code, code to learn”, which is focused on creativity, making, exploration/tinkering, interaction and integration of computational thinking principles, with the support of educational tools that are different from e-skills.

The bootcamp is for kids from 7 to 11 years old, in Italian, and will take place at Villa Guastavillani for a total of 10 hours of activities, according to the following time schedule:

Friday, July 1st, from 9 to 12:30 am and from 2:00 to 4:30 pm
Saturday, July 2nd, from 9 am to 1:00 pm

This initiative is reserved for the children of the members of the BBS Community (students, alumni, faculty and staff) and is free of charge. There will be some breaks and lunch on Friday.

To register your kids you just need to download this form, fill it in and send it to this email:

Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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The code wizards are:

Alessandro Ricci is associated professor at Department of Computer Science: Science and Engineering (DISI), Bologna University, and is s teacher at Degree Courses in Engineering and Computer Science, Cesena. Since May 2015 is director of CRIAD, institution for Ser.In.Ar, dedicated to education projects on computer science, in collaboration with the University.

Angelo Croatti is a PhD student at Department of Computer Science: Science and Engineering (DISI), Bologna University. In December 2014 he graduated in Engineering and Computer Science. In 2016 he won the “Gianni Bassi 2015-2016 Award” by Rotary Club for the best graduation thesis in Engineering and Architecture at the School of Engineering and Architecture of Bologna University, at Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna.



For further information please contact Marco Briolini, coordinator of activities, the number: +39 051 2090128 or by sending an e-mail to