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Techies Lab

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About

The Techies Lab is a initiative launched in 2015 in Belgium, by a happy bunch of passionate volunteers, for kids and teenagers to discover, experiment, learn and play with technology (robots, coding, gaming, 3D printing...). Through one-week tech camps and one-day/afternoon discovery workshops, we foster our Techies' creativity!

Our objective is to instill the maker's spirit, deconstruct to better reconstruct and understand the inner working of things. Our workshops are fun (we laugh!), hands-on (we make things) and long-lived (we take back our projects home to further develop them).

Dad and Son Coding
Female Coach Teaching

Stages and workshops in the future: Would you be interested?

We have lots of fun ideas: coding video games, building and programming badly-behaved robots, discovering the basics of cryptology... This said, what would you like best? - parent-child workshops or child only workshops? - age range? - Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays? We'd love to have your opinion. Please take a few minutes to fill in this short poll:

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Coding and Robotics Workshops (8-11 y.o.)


Eight weekly workshops to discover the mutliple dimensions of technology: animations with Scratch, screenless activities to learn about basic algorithms and IT's history, robots to build and program...

When?

From April 28 to June 23 (no workshop on June 9)

What time?

Sundays from 9:30 to 10:30am

Where?

BeCentral, Cantersteen 10, 1000 Brussels

Who can attend?

8-11 y.o.

Languages?

French

How much?

€96 per participant

Web Design Workshops (12 y.o. +)


Eight workshops to learn to code a website, just like pros do!

We'll start with mockups and then code the website's structure in HTML and its style with some CSS + other nice tools.

When?

From April 28 to June 23 (no workshop on June 9)

What time?

Sundays, from 1 to 2:30pm

Where?

BeCentral, Cantersteen 10, 1000 Brussels

Who can attend?

Teens between 12 and 15 y.o.

Languages?

French

How much?

€120 per participant

Robotics Workshops for Teens


For these 8 workshops, we will use the official First Lego League competition table, the HYDRO DYNAMICS competition set and our nice fleet of Lego Mindstorm robots.

Everyone is welcome. No need to have a PhD in Robotics. A good deal of motivation will do it all!

When?

From April 28 to June 23 (no workshop on June 9)

What time?

Sundays, from 11am to 12:30pm

Where?

BeCentral, Cantersteen 10, 1000 Brussels

Who can attend?

Teens between 12 and 15 y.o.

Languages?

French

How much?

€120 per participant

Our team

Laszlo Arnould

Laszlo Arnould

Whatever side of his life, Laszlo's always had the transmission virus. Curious mind with a pragmatic approach, he tried few projects until the illuminating one. The one that has opened his third eye and started his digital trip. Working as software developer, growth hacker or designer. His entrepreneur's mantra got him back as he founded JDi agency in May 2017.

Jean-Christophe Bauduin

Jean-Christophe Bauduin

Our 16 years old whizz-kid, Jean-Christophe, developed a passion for computer science when he decided to repair his family's PC at the age of 10 :) Since then, a self–taught programmer, he has gained a solid expertise in open source technologies. His favorite playgrounds: Linux, C++, PHP, Laravel, Python, Ruby, Rails and Raspberry Pi!

Tarig Bouazzati

Tarig Bouazzati

With a background in business engineering, a passion for technology and modern psychology, as well as an entrepreneur spirit, Tarig is excited to be involved in the Techies Lab Mission by sharing his knowledge with the ingenious kids that are ‘scratching’ tomorrow’s World.

Anne Collet

Anne Collet

A (cub) scout leader for many years, Anne is a passionate educator. An ambassador of Rails Girls, she loves helping newcomers to see the bright light in their eyes when the magic of coding gets unveiled! In 2014, she put on rails Le Wagon Brussels, the coding school for startups, creative people and entrepreneurs.

Hugo Godfroid

Hugo Godfroid

Hugo studies in management engineering. He managed a mini tennis academy for many years. Hugo is now involved in the Alumni Jean 23 network, a network promoting better academic orientation for 15-18 year olds.

Hugo Herter

Hugo Herter

A professional developer, with a background in bio-informatics and artificial intelligence, Hugo builds web applications mainly using free & open source softwares and tools. A volunteer at JSB (Jeunesses Scientifiques de Belgique), he likes teaching new technologies to both adults and teenagers. Some of his favourite tools include Python, Processing, Linux and Arduino.

Rosanna Kurrer

Rosanna Kurrer

Rosanna has been promoting science and digital literacy amongst girls and women for many years. She is a trained engineer and architect who coded in Fortran (that's an ooold programming language!) heat transfer models. She now leads CyberFinderway, an organization traning women in the cybersecurity field. Rosanna is also a certified MIT Master Trainer in Educational Mobile Computing.

Arthur Paquot

Arthur Paquot

Arthur has a MSc in Software Engineering. Pursuing his passion for education, he decided to study one more year at the university to become a Mathematics teacher. During his studies, he worked as a Teaching Assistant and gave several IT workshops in high schools. He's eager to share with the little ones his love for science and technology!

Louise Picot

Louise Picot

It seems that Louise's path to programming was destined by fate. She moved from Paris to Brussels to study painting but ended up burning her hands with some chemical products. Since she could not paint anymore, she decided to take some digital art and web design classes through which she discovered open-source graphical libraries helping artists to learn how to code. Louise is now completing a Master’s Degree in visual communication at ERG graphic design school in Brussels, creating digital art along the way.

Alexandre Roba

Alexandre Roba

A software engineer by training and profession, Alexandre has dozens of innovative ideas that he likes to prototype, at work with the help of his geeky colleagues, at home with the help of his three ingenious kids! Loving father deeply concerned by education to tech for all, he's now willing to pass on his passion to other children and curious grown-ups!

Ana Sere

Ana Sere

To fulfill her interest in education, Ana chose to specialize in sociocultural activities and lifelong learning in addition to her masters in digital communications. Driven by her passion in gender equality, she worked in several non-profit organizations before diving into the tech world by becoming a manager for the coding school Le Wagon.

Chris Talib

Chris Talib

Chris is our opens source and privacy expert. He worked 3 years with the French nonprofit La Quadrature du Net. He gives workshops on cybersecurity, open source technologies and digital civil rights.

Margo Tinawi

Margo Tinawi

At the age of 6, Margo was writing textbooks for her brothers. Since, her passion for education is unweavering. When she's not busy creating workshops and running the Techies Lab's operations, Margo teaches programming to adults at Le Wagon and other organizations. In another life she was a lawyer in Canada... but that was before discovering Belgian fries!

Bao Truong

Bao Truong

Whether it’s sport or computer science, Bao has always loved sharing his passions and passing on his knowledge. Since his teenage years, he has constantly been combining work and play with kids. Always striving to do his best, he’s looking forward to making new friends and introduce them to this new era of technology!

Robert Sebille

Robert Sebille

A socio-cultural animator with a master's in economic and social policy, Robert has 30 years of work experience in the IT sector. He is currently a pensioner and wants to share his experience with others via projects dedicated to familiarizing and engaging people with the broader tech culture.

Charlotte Vahsen

Charlotte Vahsen

Charlotte is a trained Historian and Cultural Manager. Naturally curious, she started exploring the links between culture and new technologies thanks to Museomix (a creative marathon in the museums). She has co-organized Museomix in Belgium for 3 years now. Building every day her own understanding of digital tools, it is with pleasure that she passes on her knowledge to others!

Erland Van Reet

Erland Van Reet

Another great coach at the Techies Lab!

Join us !

Join us !

You're a hacker, developer, tinkerer, engineer, inventor, visual artist,... and above all, you're curious and love sharing your passion and knowledge?! You speak English and/or French and/or Dutch and/or more? :) You're ready to join us in Brussels from time to time? Just drop us a line: we'll invite you to come and brainstorm with us about new workshops!

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