Experimentați cea mai mare aventură în programare în această clasă! Eliberați-vă creativitatea și pătrundeți în lumea programării - este clasa pe care pur și simplu nu o puteți rata! Indiferent de originea sau locația dumneavoastră, vă așteaptă o experiență UIMITOARE. Acest curs este despre energie ridicată și învățare rapidă, oferind o experiență imersivă și plină de entuziasm.

Încă sunteți sceptici? Să vedeți entuziasmul în mod direct, participând la jocul nostru de colaborare, creat chiar în sala de clasă, exclusiv pe platforma Khan Academy (accesibilă doar prin calculator).

Aici, nu doar învățăm programare - creăm jocuri reale. Jocuri pe care tu și prietenii tăi le puteți savura, jocuri care ar putea ajunge chiar pe piața virtuală la un preț apropiat de 1 dolar pe Apple Store. Un sfat pentru părinți: această clasă este captivantă și ar putea declanșa o pasiune pentru programare! Și iată un sfat: aduceți un prieten, în special unul de aceeași vârstă; nivelul distracției atinge cote maxime atunci când îl împărțiți cu cei mai buni prieteni.

Caracteristici cheie:

  • Cursul începe pe 4 octombrie 2023
  • 24 de lecții, 1 oră/săptămână
  • Valoarea programului 1000 de dolari oferit membrilor* pentru 100 de dolari ✨
  • Lecții antrenante și interactive
  • Instructor expert
  • Atenție personalizată pentru fiecare copil
  • Învățare practică

În 2021, după doar două luni și cu puțină ajutor, copiii au reușit să creeze propriul lor mic joc. Jucați-vă jocul pe Khan Academy și urmăriți canalul nostru de pe YouTube pentru cea mai recentă versiune.


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Experience the ultimate programming adventure in this class! Unleash your creativity and dive into the world of coding – it's the class that's just too cool to miss! Regardless of your background or location, you're in for an AMAZING time. This course is all about high energy and rapid learning, offering an immersive and exhilarating experience.

Still skeptical? Witness the excitement firsthand by participating in our collaborative game, crafted right in the classroom, exclusively on Khan Academy (accessible via computer only).

Here, we're not just learning programming – we're crafting real games. Games that you and your friends can enjoy, ones that could even hit the virtual market at a price point close to $1 on the Apple Store. A word of caution to parents: this class is captivating and may trigger a coding addiction! And here's a tip: bring a friend, especially one of the same age; the fun level skyrockets when shared with your best pals.

Key Features:

  • Class starts on October 4, 2023
  • 24 lessons 1h/week
  • Program value $1000 offered to  Members* for $100 ✨ 
  • Engaging and interactive lessons
  • Expert instructor
  • Personalized attention for every child
  • Hands-on learning

Class Dates

Every Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 PM CST

Class Format

Format: Hybrid - in person at ROCO Chicago, and/or: on Zoom 

Class Modules

  • Months 1-3: Drawing (12 sessions) 
    • Target Audience: 8-16
  • Months 4-6: Animation (12 sessions) 
    • Target Audience: 10-16
  • Follow up:
    • Advanced students can join our private Game Building class (4 sessions + 8 Q&A sessions)

Class Topics

  • Intro to Programming
  • Drawing basics
  • Coloring
  • Variables
  • Animation basics
  • Interactive programs
  • Becoming a better coder
  • Bonus: Resizing with variables
  • Text and strings
  • Functions
  • Logic and if Statements
  • Debugging programs
  • Looping
  • Writing clean code
  • Arrays: Intro to JS

Game Design: The second part of class is based on students abilities and choices. Every class is different: we design a new game every time, and we walk the kids through creating their own games.

In 2021, after two months, with just a little help, the kids were able to create their own little game. Play our game on Khan Academy, and keep an eye on our Youtube channel for the latest version.


Meet our Teachers

Eli Katz

Volunteer Teacher since 2020
Eli is a professional software developer in Chicago and has been teaching computer programming with RUF since April 2020. He is excited to promote curiosity and interest in STEM fields and inspire children in an engaging and fun class.
Mihai Lehene

President and Founding Member of RUF
Mihai is a Founding Member and the President of RUF. Passionate and caring, Mihai’s goal is to inspire all around him to be better and help each other, especially his fellow Romanian Americans.

Conţinutul acestui site/ website nu reprezintă poziţia oficială a Departamentului pentru Românii de Pretutindeni
Proiect finanțat de Departamentul pentru Românii de Pretutindeni (martie – octombrie 2023)




  • There are no prerequisites for this class, we start teaching Javascript from scratch, so every child can enjoy it.

  • Currently (starting in 2022), there is a $100 registration fee for all RUF classes. The actual classes and other programs are offered free to RUF members (become a member).

    Everyone is welcome to join RUF as a member. This being said, if you do not wish to become a member, a $600 donation per child is recommended for all 3 modules. We have evaluated many other computer classes priced $1,000 and above, and we strongly believe our class exceeds everything else we've seen. Based on comparable classes offered in the United States, we estimate the value of the full class (all 3 modules) to be at at least $1,200.

  • We learn how to create computer games using Javascript on Khan Academy. This is a fast rhythm, learn as much as you can type of class, extremely enjoyable, but intensive

  • Both teachers are passionate, experienced programmers, with many years of experience. Eli has been teaching this class for over one year, he has a degree in Math & Computer Science from Washington University and he is passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people who would love to learn more about these topics. Mihai has been studying computers since second grade and has taught this class several times. As a student, he won multiple awards at the National Olympiad in Computers Science in Romania.

  • A laptop or desktop is required, preferably a newer version (otherwise it will be slow). No apps are required, everything is within a browser (Chrome, Safari, Mozilla). IPads will not work.

RUF - Romanian United Foundation


RUF is a 100% pass-through fundraising platform. We help diaspora & local nonprofits in Romania access the funding, tools, training, and support they need to become more effective. We do this by connecting NGOs, donors & volunteers from all over the world