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CoderDojo at The Poly, Falmouth
Saturday 25 08 2018 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
The second CoderDojo Cornwall.
Coding is an important skill in a world that is increasingly digital. Coding is also fun and creative!
A CoderDojo is a fun and relaxed way to learn to code. And with code you can craft websites, build smartphone apps, make games, control robots and create beautiful art.
CoderDojo is a world-wide network and you can find out more: https://coderdojo.com
Who Is It For?
CoderDojo is for children aged 7 to 17 and is ideal for anyone who has never coded before or would like to learn in a relaxed and supportive group.
Parents and guardians also find the sessions useful to help continue learning and experimenting outside the dojo.
What Will We Do?
Children will pick a small, bite-sized project to do in the dojo. These projects include a tutorial, opportunities to experiment and play, as well as make something interesting.
At the end of the dojo there will be an opportunity to show what you’ve been working on and talk about your experience making it.
Initially we will have projects on:
* Scratch – a very gentle introduction to coding, perfect for younger coders
* OpenProcessing – a beginner-friendly way to have fun creating art with code
* Python – a very popular language that’s also easy to learn, ideal for those progressing from first steps
* Micro:bit – using Python to control a BBC Micro:bit for fun hardware projects
Some projects can be worked on in pairs or groups.
As we grow we’ll cover more of the different paths available, including making web pages and Raspberry Pi projects. You can find out more here: http://kata.coderdojo.com/wiki/Home_Page
CoderDojo is FREE! There is no cost for attending and taking part.
Please book tickets for each person attending, so 2 tickets for a parent and a child.
Please bring a fully charged laptop for your child to use. In future we hope to have spare laptops for use in dojos. Scratch, Python and Micro:bit projects will require some software to be installed – we can help you in class.
All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the dojo.
You can bring food and drink for your child, and you can take a break whenever you need to.
We want to encourage children with additional needs – please get in touch if any preparation is required.
You can contact the organiser at coderdojocornwall at gmail dot com.