An Introduction to Hacking with Python and Minecraft

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Ages: 9 - 18 years
Group size: 2 - 8
Parents can join in (without charge)

Hello! After spectacular demand during the October half-term at The Brighton Science Festival, we're putting a Christmassy day of coding workshops right in the middle of the holidays, at EEQU's offices in Forest Row!

Book yourself a Christmas present that will last forever, and won't clutter up the house with junk!

Genius Brighton coding workshops will be giving a simple two-hour introduction to the concepts of Hacking using the Python programming language. For ages 9 and up.

In this 2-hour workshop, you'll get to know the awesome Raspberry Pi computer, you'll learn the basics of a real programming language, then use it to hack the Minecraft game.

Build enormous structures with a few lines of code!

Learn how we use coding to automate the boring stuff! We'll explain how you can set everything up and carry on at home, too!

About your mentor

Hi - I'm Andrew, and I run Genius Brighton educational workshops. You might know us from our Venture Coders workshops. I'm a working scientist - a physicist - working in geophysics and data science. I've been running workshops like this, in and around Brighton, for children since around 2015. I also tutor maths, physics and coding privately.
Our workshops are all about developing the skills our children will need in the future - it's not about creating a generation of computer scientists! We want to create a generation of children that have the skills to follow their passion wherever it takes them, without feeling restricted by a rigid education. That means having the confidence to learn new things, to solve problems, to not be afraid to dive into something new. This, more than anything else, is what you'can expect from our workshops.

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Learning aims
You'll learn what hacking is all about, and how the hacking you hear about in the media is only a part of the story!
You'll get a fast introduction to one of the world's most important programming languages - Python, and you'll learn how to put together short programs that control the Minecraft game.
You'll learn the basics of some of the most important skills you'll need in the future. Hacking is all about problem solving, figuring things out and knowing how to teach yourselves new things.
You're going to have fun, because having fun is how we REALLY learn!
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My experience is an educational activity and the 14-day cooling-off period under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 therefore applies. The customer may cancel within 14 days of the booking confirmation, and I will provide a refund. I will deduct from the refund a pro-rata sum for experience sessions already attended, and any one-off costs I have incurred in preparing to provide the experience to the student. After the 14 day period my standard policy will apply.

  • No refunds will be given for individual sessions missed or cancelled during the experience.

  • Cancel up to 48 hours before any session and receive a 100% refund.

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Your Mentor


I'm a practising scientist living in West Sussex with three children, a dog and a cat.