/r/explainmelikeimfive — talking about programming to kids

4-6 year olds wanted to know if I was a hacker and if I used the cloud to store my photos. Also, they didn’t like computer viruses because they are bad like coronavirus, and concluded that facemasks where the equivalent to an anti-virus.

alt: a GIF of a woman mimicking typing and saying “we are in” to represent me as a hacker

7–9-year-olds already knew programming was about doing stuff with computers and videogames so they wanted to know how they can build GTA6. They also learnt the words algorithm and prototyping.

10–12-year-olds wanted to know what motivated me to become a software engineer, what the deep web was, what was the meaning of the “https://” part in the websites and if the salary was good. They were also disappointed they were not going to learn how to make a website in this 20 minute talk with me.

alt: 2 photos next to each other of students using the material provided for the Design Thinking activity. Left — a girl making a dog. Right — a kid on their desk using the material to make a very tall person
alt: a GIF of Phoebe from the TV show Friends acting surprised and mind blown.
alt: a photo taken from the back of the classroom of myself explaining the Design Thinking activity to a group of ~15 kids

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