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Coding For Girls at the i360!

As featured on BBC Radio Sussex!

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Organisation links:
Genius Brighton
Brighton Science
Location address: Brighton, BN1 2LN
Chosen age group:

For ages: 9 - 18+ years

Available tickets:
Single two-hour workshop £20
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest

A summary

Hello everyone! Genius Brighton are back at the spectacular Attenborough Room in the i360 in Brighton this October half-term. On the Wednesday we have Coding For Girls, where we welcome girls, non-binary and gender variant young people to come and get into coding and electronics. (While you're here, we have an excellent i360 half-term kids fly free offer. Details below.) You'll learn about the gender gap in computer science in the UK, why it's a problem, and how you can help fix it. You'll also learn about important female figures in computer science. We will be giving a simple two-hour introduction to some basic electronics, connecting them to Raspberry Pi computers and programming them using the Python programming language. We'll then use what we've learned to control the Minecraft game. You'll use industry-standard coding environments and methods, learning from people who do this every day! If you're aged 9 or older, you'll probably manage this. If you're younger, you might nee...

Effie Riley-Watson·Artist and saxophonist
I'm Andrew's daughter. I'm in Year 10 and enjoy helping out with these workshops.
Andrew Riley-Watson·Professional geophysicist, amateur musician.
I'm a practicing geo-scientist living in West Sussex with three children, a dog and a cat. I run Genius Brighton, where I've been teaching workshops in coding, electronics, and even critical thinking, for several years. I'm also a musician (find me on Spotify!), a runner, and a big believer in lifelong education.
Lizzy Brama·Software engineer, ex microscope developer.
I'm a software engineer (python/django). I live in Beckenham with my wife Jo, our cat Moo and tortoises Bob and Penny. Before I became a software engineer I designed and built tiny light microscopes inside electron microscopes at the Francis Crick Institute. I love practical things like sewing and wood working, and I'm fairly decent at triathlon. I'm a qualified coach, too.
Maria Campos·Data scientist, PhD candidate in Astronomy
I'm a PhD candidate at the University of Sussex, where my research centres around galaxy evolution. I've also worked in several projects as data scientist, and imparted coding workshops for young enthusiasts! When I'm not in front of the computer, I like hiking, playing board games, dancing, and attempting to roller skate.

Learning aims

You'll learn about the gender gap in computer science and why we want to close it. You'll learn about important female computer scientists in the recent past.

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British Airways i360, Lower Kings Road, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, BN1 2LN

Pricing information

Ticket: Single two-hour workshop £20

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