Tokyo Tech News
Digital Creators Club traP held the spring 2019 programming class for middle and high school students at Ookayama Campus on March 16, 2019.
After some brief icebreaking activities and an introduction of the development environment, the participants jumped straight into writing their own code. Most groups made steady progress and completed their games before the end of the session, with some implementing additional elements not prescribed by the traP mentors.
I am particularly interested in the optimization problem, and utilize various opportunities, including classes in the Industrial Engineering and Economics department, to study programming. I feel that many people think of programming as a difficult, hard-to-enter field that requires specialized knowledge. However, that is not the case. Anyone can start coding at any time.
At this class, we had participants create their own games using code. I hope we were able to familiarize the participants with programming and wipe out the image that programming is difficult.
Digital Creators Club traP, an official Tokyo Tech Student Club, began its activities in April 2015. The club focuses on various activities including game programming, digital and audio content creation, 2D illustrations and 3D modeling, pixel graphics, and cybersecurity capture the flag competitions. traP shares its knowledge through various public engagement activities, including programming classes for middle and high school students.