Summer2019

Summer of Code 2019

Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August

Sponsored by

Viper Innovations Ltd
We have put together five days of FREE coding workshops for schoolchildren during the Summer holidays

A week of FREE Coding Workshops @ Viper Innovations. 45 Martingale Way, Portishead BS20 7AW

Coding workshops overview

Monday 29thMake an animated story & meet the Codingbug robot
Tuesday 30thMake a ‘Space Invaders’ game in Scratch
Wednesday 31stProgram the micro:bit with sensors
Thursday 1stMake Apps with JavaScript
Friday 2ndMake a chatbot in Python

The Workshops

The Workshops will take place at Viper Innovations in Portishead and will run from 9:30am – 11:30 am.

Children under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult – or can be left provided a consent form has been completed.

Select the workshops you wish your child to attend and reserve a place. Spaces are limited.

Make an animated story & meet the Codingbug robot
(Monday 29th)

This workshop is intended for Key Stage 1 children (Years 1 & 2).

The children will learn computational thinking by creating an animated story using the ScratchJr programming interface. They will choose characters and learn to animate them by using basic algorithms. In the second part of this workshop, the children will meet the Codingbug robot and give it instructions with coding blocks. The children will learn to make the robot dance, sing and draw.

Bring your own tablet with the ScratchJr App already installed. The ScratchJr App is a free to download.

Age group: 5, 6 and 7 year olds

Time: 9:30am – 11:30am

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Make a ‘Space Invaders’ game in Scratch
(Tuesday 30th)

Space-invaders-scratch

Learn how to make a version of the classic arcade game of Space Invaders. The children will use the Scratch programming language to code their game and will learn the principles of game design and programming. The workshop is suitable for both beginners and more advanced coders.

Bring a laptop fully charged with Scratch installed.
Scratch is free to download.

Age group: 8+

Time: 9:30am – 11:30am

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Program the micro:bit with sensors
(Wednesday 31st)

microbic-with-sensors

This workshop is an introduction to physical computing using the micro:bit with sensors. The children will use the micro:bit programming blocks (similar to Scratch) to control a fan, a lamp, create music and much more. The children will learn about ‘inputs’ and ‘outputs’; analog and digital signals.

Just bring a fully-charged laptop. Micro:bits and sensors will be provided.

Age group: 8+

Time: 9:30am – 11:30am

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Make Apps with JavaScript
(Thursday 1st)

javascript-app-bitsbox

The children will learn about Apps and how they are made. They will work through basic computer programming principles and create their first basic apps which they can view on phones and tablets. This is a great opportunity for children who want to start writing text-based code.

Just bring a fully-charged laptop.

Age group: 8+

Time: 9:30am – 11:30am

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Make a chatbot in Python
(Friday 2nd)

In this workshop children will use the Python programming language to make a chatbot. They will learn some basic principles of computer programming and Python syntax. This is an opportunity for children to move from block programming to text-based code.

Bring a fully-charged laptop, ideally with Python 3 installed. If you don’t have Python installed, you will be able to use an online Python interface to write your program.

Age group: 10+

Time: 9:30am – 11:30am

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