Coding For Girls at Colonnade House!

As featured on BBC Radio Sussex!

Your mentors

Andrew

Effie

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Location address: Worthing, BN11 3DH
Chosen age group:

Ages: children 9 - 18 · adults 18+ years

Available tickets:
Standard Price £17
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A summary
Hello everyone! Genius Brighton are back at Colonnade House this January. We're running Coding For Girls, where we hope to create a safe space to welcome girls, non-binary and gender variant young people to come and get into coding and electronics. 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' might also learn about some 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 need some help with all the typing. We move along pretty fast, and the last thing we want is to put off our younger coders. So, 9 and up usually works well. We only have 8 spots available for this two-hour session. We've run these workshops before, but this time we're adding a bit of electronics and fully updated coding exercises. Expect noise and just a little bit of chaos. Why Coding For Girls? Take a look at the rest of this listing for more about us and our philosophy.
About your mentors
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 educational workshops for several years. I'm also a musician (find me on Spotify!), a runner, and a big believer in lifelong education.
Effie Riley-Watson
Artist and saxophonist
I'm Andrew's daughter. I'm in Year 10 and enjoy helping out with these workshops.
Learning aims
Aim 1
You'll get a fast introduction to one of the world's most important programming languages - Python, and you'll learn how to put together short programs that control simple electronics, and the Minecraft game.
Aim 3
You'll learn the basics of some of the most important skills you'll need in the future. Coding is all about problem solving, figuring things out and knowing how to teach yourselves new things.
Aim 2
You're going to have fun and break stuff, because that's how we really learn.
Aim 4
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.
Pricing information
Ticket nameStandard Price
Price£17
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Where we'll be
47 Colonnade House, Warwick Street, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 3DH
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