Comic: From Scratch

This is Pi Day #070 – March 16

The kid has been dabbling in code.

But where my friends and I hacked through lines of BASIC in our teens, her and her friends have Scratch a nifty visual coding interface for creating and sharing little games. I’ve played with it a bit and it really does offer up a clever way of sneakily teaching some coding fundamentals … the patience and imagination on the other hand? I guess that’s still my job.

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This is Pi Day is an independent web comic about fatherhood, running, video games, science, art, independence, integrity, imagination and just generally ... family adventure. It is created, written, illustrated, and promoted by Brad Salomons from a quiet suburb of a remote Canadian city called Edmonton, Alberta.

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