10.30am to 12.45pm, Wednesday 5 April
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Underlying every kind of computer system, from mobile phones to the internet, is the computer programme. In this hands-on coding workshop, David Nutting will help students learn the basics of how to build code, solving puzzles and problems along the way. Suitable for those with little to no coding experience, as well as those with some experience.
David Nutting has worked with computers for many years using a wide range of hardware and software and sees the current explosion in variety of computing devices, which are becoming all pervasive, as a great opportunity for anyone to acquire the relevant skills. Computing is highly creative. It’s about getting something to do what you want it to do. Making it behave how you want, often doing things that no-one else has done before. David’s enthusiasm for learning about computers is infectious and he now runs regular activities for pupils of various ages in eight different schools aiming to arouse their curiosity, show them that computing is accessible and get them started on what could be a long and enjoyable path.
This workshop is strictly for 7–9 year-olds and is aimed at those with little or no experience of computer coding. Students will be using the freely available program Khan Academy. They are welcome to bring USB memory sticks to save their programs.
There will be a short break during the workshop and a drink and a small snack will be provided. Students should bring their own snack if they have any allergies.
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