Birthday Weekend Jam

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Date:

Saturday 2nd March 2019

11:30am-2:30pm

Venue:

Acomb Explore Library

Front Street

Acomb

York

YO24 3BZ

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Activities for Big Birthday Weekend Jam:

Workshops:

Traffic Light Coding – Learn to code in Python and control traffic lights on the Raspberry Pi. Quite a challenging workshop and people may need to buddy up with others as we only have a limited amount of traffic lights.

Coding For Beginners – Learn the basics of coding and code in Scratch, a child friendly programming language. This workshop is great for beginners and people who are unsure on what coding is.

Make your own Cookie Clicker game in Scratch – Learn how to make your own “cookie clicker” style incremental game in Scratch 3.0. Cookie clicker games involve pressing something repeatedly and then buying upgrades to increase your clicking power. They all have no ending. We’ll have various scratch based examples ready for you to look at and learn from as well as code snippets and explanations at the start of the workshop.

 

One More Workshop To Be Confirmed

Talk:

Luke, from York Pi Jam, will be talking about the benefits of learning Scratch. This talk is perfect for parents/guardians who want to know why we should be encouraging children to learn to code. This talk is ticketed but it is free. When you sign in at the venue on the day ask for a talk ticket.

Schedule for Big Birthday Weekend Jam:

Tickets for Big Birthday Weekend Jam:

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Notices

Photography: Occasionally, we’ll take photos at the event for use on our website or social media accounts. We’ll always ask first for permission when taking photographs.
Safeguarding: All under 16’s must be supervised by an adult at all times.
Refreshments: Tea and coffee is available but if your child needs a drink please bring oneplease try to bring your own reusable cup.
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