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Suitable for Age 9+ 10 spaces available per two-hour time slot
This Genius Brighton workshop will be a simple two-hour introduction to the concepts of hacking using the Python programming language for ages 9 and up.
The world of work is changing fast. How can we know which specific skills our children are likely to need when they grow up? We can’t. What we CAN do is equip them with the ability to teach themselves, to think critically, to solve problems and analyse data rationally. That’s what learning to code is all about. This workshop is all about curiosity, trying things out, picking things apart and putting them back together. In a word – hacking.
In this short two-hour session you’ll get a fast introduction to one of the most important programming languages in the world at the moment – Python. You’ll use it to hack the Minecraft game, and find out how to automate the boring bits. We’ll encourage you to try things out, ask questions, change things and see what ideas you can come up with.
If you’re aged 9 or older, you’ll probably manage this. If you’re younger, you might need some help with all the typing. We move along pretty fast, and the last thing we want is to put off our younger coders. So, 9 and up usually works well.
Expect noise and just a little bit of chaos, while we learn a bit of Python coding and use it to play with Minecraft!
About Andrew Riley-Watson
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.
Find out more and book here.