Genius Brighton coding workshops in association with the Brighton Science Festival Hands-On Half-Term will be giving a simple two-hour introduction to the concepts of Hacking using the Python programming language. For ages 9 and up.
This half-term we're with the lovely people at Middle Street Primary School, right in the centre of Brighton.
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!
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.
Min 9 years old
Max 18 years old
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!
Who can come
Parents can observe
Parents can join in
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