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14 May 2014, 17:52
Peter Sumsion (1 post)

I would like to do a small workshop to teach a BSA troop how to code. This book is awesome since it introduces programming in a way that makes the boys want to learn it - by making games.

Is it necessary for each boy to buy a copy of the book in order for me to do this? I know I can’t just hand out copies that aren’t paid for and I want to do this in a way that doesn’t violate any copyrights or anything.

What specific things should I be aware of in this situation?

Thank you!

15 May 2014, 15:53
Chris Strom (278 posts)

Peter: there are no issues using it as source material for a small workshop. Have at it :)

Things are a little murkier if you photocopy bits and pieces as support material. As long as it’s a guided workshop format (you code on the screen, kids follow along), it ought to be fine. In fact, I ran a number of these sessions when prepping the book as a way to try out source material – it really works quite well.

If you have any questions feel free to shoot me an email at: I think we can probably swing some coupons if you’d be interested.

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