kids bootcamp

Fun Coding Kids Bootcamp

II Edition

A bootcamp organized by BBS for the children of the BBS Community members
during the Graduation 2017 & XI 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, June 30th, from 9.00 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:00 to 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, July 1st, from 9 .00 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.

Laura Tarsitano is a grad student in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Bologna. Since 2016 she has collaborated on computational thinking and coding activities at primary school. Recently, she took part in the project COGITO, subject of her internship and thesis.



For further information please contact Valentina Lodi, coordinator of activities, the number: +39 051 2090143 or by sending an e-mail to