Local coding or 3-D printing classes for kids?

screengrab javascript for election results tree mapTom emails:

My 11 year-old son has expressed interest in computer coding (he's been doing some at code.org) and also 3-D printing. He's a very strong student, especially in math where he's been accelerated one year since 3rd grade, so I think he'd excel at both. I'm looking for classes or organizations that teach coding or 3-D printing to kids. There's an 8 week class at the Albany library that would be great for him but it's entitled "Girls Who Code", and there doesn't seem to be one for boys. Can anyone point me toward classes/groups for him?

Sure, a class like this can help a kid follow their interests, or even set them on a path toward a career. But there's also something valuable in just learning a little bit about how all this stuff works. Our world is saturated with computing devices. Knowing something about the concepts on which they run is a good thing for anyone.

So, got a suggestion for Tom and his son and other kids? Please share! And a sentence or two about why you're recommending a place can be helpful.

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Coding, hands down.

Not exactly what you're looking for, but I do 1-on-1 software tutoring for people of all ages. I'm a very experienced software developer with tutoring experience including several years of tutoring ivy league students. Feel free to contact me at albany.code.tutoring@gmail.com and we can discuss / set something up!

I would check out the Tech Valley Center of Gravity. http://www.tvcog.net/. They've got a ton of stuff available and people willing to teach.

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