Summer School 2015: Programming the web

10.00am to 4.00pm, Wednesday 26 August

Demonstration Room

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

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  • Type

    Summer School workshop for 16-18 year-olds
  • Speakers

    • David Nutting


Standard £50

Faraday members £45

Event description

In this workshop with David Nutting, students will explore how to program the internet. Moving from algorithms and logic in Blockly to codes and graphics in Khan Academy to writing working web code with HTML, JavaScript, C# and CSS (cascading style sheets), students will explore the basics of producing a usable computer program. They will explore the nuts and bolts of how the internet and networks function and will learn how codes and ciphers are used and why they matter. In this workshop students will gain key program design skills common across all computer software and beyond.

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 16–18 year–olds and is aimed at those with little or no experience of computer programming. Students will be using freely available programs throughout the workshop. The workshop will include a 45 minute supervised lunch break.

Students should bring lunch and a drink, as well as a USB drive if they wish to take their work home. They should also bring pens and pencils.

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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