Concerning your question "Welcome, Justin. Can your child code yet?" In general, no. She's really enjoys Robot Turtle and Lego's WeDo visual programming model (borrowed from +Dianne Marsh
). I'm most interested in what could be next for her, so I guess I'm going to be a lurker.
Concerning your walk, having my daughter see older kids interested in programming will be a key component in getting her interested in a life-long pursuit. Just watching mom or dad coding away probably isn't very persuasive.
(I can't answer on meetup.com
because "Dave Briccetti only wants to receive Greetings from organizers of Meetups they belong to.")