Summer School 2015: Coding for the web

1.30pm to 4.00pm, Tuesday 25 August

Demonstration Room

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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    Credit: Tim Mitchell
  • Type

    Summer School workshop for 10-12 year-olds
  • Speakers

    • David Nutting


Standard £30

Faraday members £27

Event description

Computer programs control our phones, our traffic systems, our televisions and our games. In this workshop, students will get to grips with Khan Academy to explore some existing computer programs and will get started with developing their own, with expert guidance from David Nutting.

Khan Academy is an easy introduction to JavaScript, a very powerful programming language used across the internet, and is an ideal place to begin programming.

About the speaker

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.

Please note

This workshop is strictly for 10-12 year–olds and is aimed at those with little or no experience of computer coding. 

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

Refunds can only be issued for tickets cancelled at least one week (seven calendar days) in advance of the event date. Please note that this supersedes our normal event terms and conditions

Financial assistance

The Potential Trust may be able to offer financial assistance to enable children to participate in Ri events and activities if this would otherwise be difficult. Please contact Anna Comino–James on 01844 351666 or email her at

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