Birthday Weekend Jam

Date:

Saturday 2nd March 2019

11:30am-2:30pm

Venue:

Acomb Explore Library

Front Street

Acomb

York

YO24 3BZ

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Schedule for Big Birthday Weekend Jam:

Registration – Go to the desk outside the IT suite with your tickets. Our friendly team will tell you a bit about what is happening on the day.

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.

Location: IT Suite (follow our signs)

Lunch, have a bite to eat. You can bring your own food or have food from the Library Cafe. Our friendly team will be on hand to help and answer questions.

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.

Location: IT Suite (follow our signs)

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.

Location: IT Suite (follow our signs)

Minecraft Pi: Learn & Play – Have a go at coding in Python and change your Minecraft world on the Raspberry Pi.

Location: IT Suite (follow our signs)

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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.

Location: Room 1 (follow our signs)

Group photo and farewell talk where you have the opportunity to ask us questions about York Pi Jam or a bit about the Raspberry Pi etc.

Location: Room 1 (follow our signs)

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.

 

Minecraft Pi: Learn & Play – Have a go at coding in Python and change your Minecraft world on the Raspberry Pi.

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.

Tickets for Big Birthday Weekend Jam:

Get your free tickets on Eventbrite.

Notices

Photography: We will be taking photographs at the event, if you would not like to be photographed please tell a member of our team.
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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