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Upcoming Workshops & Events

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After a well-deserved break, our robots are back in service! This summer, we are offering 3 tech day camps (stages) as well as online weekly workshops.

YACACODER - Coding & Sports Summer Day Camp


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Are you curious about creating your own animations and video games? Would you like to discover original sports? If so, this day camp is for you!

During the first half of the day, we will explore coding and robotics with tools such as Scratch, Lego Mindstorms and textual programming (for those who already have coding experience). In the afteroon, get ready to dive, to climb... You'll also show us your bowling and your laser game skills!

This day camp will be organized with Yacasports, a great organization located in Schaerbeek.

When?

July 20-24 (4 days camp: Tuesday July 21 is a bank holiday in Belgium!)

Where?

100 Victor Hugo, 1030 Schaerbeek

Who can attend?

10-13 y.o.

Languages?

French

How much?

€125/participant

MAGIC KIDS - Dance and Robotics Day Camp


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Do you like to dance to the music you like? Do you want to understand the magic of new technologies and movements? Join us and we'll breathe life to dancing robots.

We use motion sensors that will connect us to our robots. We will explore our bodys' range of motions, respecting each other's limits. We will interact with the moving robots that the children will have programmed beforehand.

Thanks to fun rules, we will explore the fundamentals of dance such as space, body, rhythm, impulses with our own style. Welcome to the tinkering artists !! This day camp is organized in partnership with the Commune of Schaerbeek and with another very nice organization: made with heART.

When?

Monday August 24 - Friday August 28, 2020

Where?

Schaerbeek

Who can attend?

8-12 y.o.

Languages?

French

How much?

€80/participant

Stage ELECTROGEL - electronics and video editing


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We are offering a special stage in partnership with BeCentral (the big digital campus where we have our offices).

The goal would is to build and program a contactless disinfectant dispenser from scratch and create a short video to share the experience.

We also plan to visit a fablab in order or laser cut or 3D print parts of our prototype.

When?

August 17-21, 2020 - Monday to Friday, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where?

BeCentral, Cantersteen 10, 1000 Brussels

Who can attend?

small group of max. 6 participants aged 12-18 y.o

Languages?

French

How much?

€150/participant

Scratch & web workshops


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For those who want to continue coding during the summer, we offer weekly online workshops "à la carte". Participants go at their own pace and are encouraged to code their own projects (Scratch or web based). Our coaches will be there to propose project ideas and answer everyone's questions.

You choose how many workshops you want to attend and when (min. 3 workshops).

When?

from July 2 to August 27, 2020

What time?

Thursdays, from 5pm to 6pm

Where?

Online videoconference

Who can attend?

children aged 8 and over who have already participated in our online workshops or who have basic knowledge of Scratch

Languages?

French

How much?

€10/workshop

JavaScript workshops


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For those who want to continue coding during the summer, we offer weekly online workshops "à la carte". Participants go at their own pace and are encouraged to code their own projects in JavaScript. Our coaches will be there to propose project ideas and answer everyone's questions.

You choose how many workshops you want to attend and when (min. 3 workshops).

When?

from June 29 to August 24, 2020

What time?

Mondays, from 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Where?

Online videoconference

Who can attend?

teens aged 12 and over who have already participated in our online workshops or who have basic knowledge in text-based programming (JavaScript, Python, Ruby, Java, etc.)

Languages?

French

How much?

€15 per workshop

About

Techies Lab is an initiative launched in 2015 in Belgium, by a happy bunch of passionate coaches, for kids and teenagers to discover, experiment, learn and play with technology (robots, coding, gaming, 3D printing...). Through weekly workshops and tech camps, we foster our Techies' creativity!

Our objective is to instill the maker's spirit, deconstruct to better reconstruct and understand the inner working of things. Our workshops are fun (we laugh!), hands-on (we make things) and long-lived (we take back our projects home to further develop them).

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Ideas for the future?

We have lots of fun ideas: coding video games, building and programming badly-behaved robots, discovering the basics of cryptology... This said, what would you like best? parent-child workshops or child only workshops? age range? Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays? We'd love to have your opinion. Please take a few minutes to fill in this short poll:

Our Team

Nicolas Agathos

Nicolas Agathos

Another great coach at Techies Lab!

Laszlo Arnould

Laszlo Arnould

Whatever side of his life, Laszlo's always had the transmission virus. Curious mind with a pragmatic approach, he tried few projects until the illuminating one. The one that has opened his third eye and started his digital trip. Working as software developer, growth hacker or designer. His entrepreneur's mantra got him back as he founded JDi agency in May 2017.

Jean-Christophe Bauduin

Jean-Christophe Bauduin

Our whizz-kid, Jean-Christophe, developed a passion for computer science when he decided to repair his family's PC at the age of 10 :) Since then, a self–taught programmer, he has gained a solid expertise in open source technologies. His favorite playgrounds: Linux, C++, PHP, Laravel, Python, Ruby, Rails and Raspberry Pi!

Tarig Bouazzati

Tarig Bouazzati

With a background in business engineering, a passion for technology and modern psychology, as well as an entrepreneur spirit, Tarig is excited to be involved in the Techies Lab Mission by sharing his knowledge with the ingenious kids that are ‘scratching’ tomorrow’s World.

Anne Collet

Anne Collet

A (cub) scout leader for many years, Anne is a passionate educator. An ambassador of Rails Girls, she loves helping newcomers to see the bright light in their eyes when the magic of coding gets unveiled! In 2014, she put on rails Le Wagon Brussels, the coding school for startups, creative people and entrepreneurs.

Daniel Cortild

Daniel Cortild

Daniel discovered the joys of electronics and programming by simulating the blood system on board a rocket for the CanSat contest he won. He is as comfortable on a 100m track as before a differential equation and he loves to share his knowledge with the young and the wise.

Alessandro Dorigo

Alessandro Dorigo

Another great coach at Techies Lab!

Hugo Godfroid

Hugo Godfroid

Hugo studies in management engineering. He managed a mini tennis academy for many years. Hugo is now involved in the Alumni Jean 23 network, a network promoting better academic orientation for 15-18 year olds.

Hugo Herter

Hugo Herter

A professional developer, with a background in bio-informatics and artificial intelligence, Hugo builds web applications mainly using free & open source softwares. A volunteer at JSB (Jeunesses Scientifiques de Belgique), he likes teaching new technologies to both adults and teenagers. Some of his favourite tools include Python, Django, Processing, Linux and Arduino.

Boris Josz

Boris Josz

Confused about his professional orientation, Boris finished a master's degree in finance before embarking on 3D animation studies and finally landing on programming as he attended Le Wagon's web development training.

Rosanna Kurrer

Rosanna Kurrer

Rosanna has been promoting science and digital literacy amongst girls and women for many years. She is a trained engineer and architect who coded in Fortran (that's an ooold programming language!) heat transfer models. She now leads CyberFinderway, an organization traning women in the cybersecurity field. Rosanna is also a certified MIT Master Trainer in Educational Mobile Computing.

David Lefebvre

David Lefebvre

David is passionate about many things in life but his favourites include Arduino and electronic projects. He loves anything involving web development and looks forward to sharing as much of his knowledge and passion for tech as possible, whether it's by teaching curious kids or by working in group projects.

Arthur Paquot

Arthur Paquot

Arthur has a MSc in Software Engineering. Pursuing his passion for education, he decided to study one more year at the university to become a Mathematics teacher. During his studies, he worked as a Teaching Assistant and gave several IT workshops in high schools. He's eager to share with the little ones his love for science and technology!

Louise Picot

Louise Picot

It seems that Louise's path to programming was destined by fate. She moved from Paris to Brussels to study painting but ended up burning her hands with some chemical products. Since she could not paint anymore, she decided to take some digital art and web design classes through which she discovered open-source graphical libraries helping artists to learn how to code. Louise is now completing a Master’s Degree in visual communication at ERG graphic design school in Brussels, creating digital art along the way.

Alexandre Roba

Alexandre Roba

A software engineer by training and profession, Alexandre has dozens of innovative ideas that he likes to prototype, at work with the help of his geeky colleagues, at home with the help of his three ingenious kids! Loving father deeply concerned by education to tech for all, he's now willing to pass on his passion to other children and curious grown-ups!

Ana Sere

Ana Sere

To fulfill her interest in education, Ana chose to specialize in sociocultural activities and lifelong learning in addition to her masters in digital communications. Driven by her passion in gender equality, she worked in several non-profit organizations before diving into the tech world by becoming a manager for the coding school Le Wagon.

Chris Talib

Chris Talib

Chris is our opens source and privacy expert. He worked 3 years with the French nonprofit La Quadrature du Net. He gives workshops on cybersecurity, open source technologies and digital civil rights.

Margo Tinawi

Margo Tinawi

At the age of 6, Margo was writing textbooks for her brothers. Since, her passion for education is unweavering. When she's not busy creating workshops and running the Techies Lab's operations, Margo teaches programming to adults at Le Wagon and other organizations. In another life she was a lawyer in Canada... but that was before discovering Belgian fries!

Bao Truong

Bao Truong

Whether it’s sport or computer science, Bao has always loved sharing his passions and passing on his knowledge. Since his teenage years, he has constantly been combining work and play with kids. Always striving to do his best, he’s looking forward to making new friends and introduce them to this new era of technology!

Robert Sebille

Robert Sebille

A socio-cultural animator with a master's in economic and social policy, Robert has 30 years of work experience in the IT sector. He is currently a pensioner and wants to share his experience with others via projects dedicated to familiarizing and engaging people with the broader tech culture.

Charlotte Vahsen

Charlotte Vahsen

Charlotte is a trained Historian and Cultural Manager. Naturally curious, she started exploring the links between culture and new technologies thanks to Museomix (a creative marathon in the museums). She has co-organized Museomix in Belgium for 3 years now. Building every day her own understanding of digital tools, it is with pleasure that she passes on her knowledge to others!

Yee Ling Ng

Yee Ling Ng

Former bank employee, Ling now takes care of her three children who are a full-time job! She is interested in computers because she has at heart the tech education of children. She also likes music, badminton, Japanese cuisine ... and hi-tech gadgets!

Tien Vannavong

Tien Vannavong

Computer scientist and teacher by training, Tien works in the telecom industry. He likes to share his knowledge with children. Like his wife Ling, he enjoys playing badminton. He also likes Chinese, Indian and Thai cuisines.

Erland Van Reet

Erland Van Reet

Another great coach at Techies Lab!

Join us !

Join us !

You're a hacker, developer, tinkerer, engineer, inventor, visual artist,... and above all, you're curious and love sharing your passion and knowledge?! You speak English and/or French and/or Dutch and/or more? :) You're ready to join us in Brussels from time to time? Just drop us a line: we'll invite you to come and brainstorm with us about new workshops!

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