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CoderDojo

Welcome to CoderDojo at the Science Museum—a free coding class for young people interested in programming.

Each class will consist of a one-hour programming session where you can try coding for the first time, take part in our specially designed coding activities to develop your skills, or just work on your own project. This is followed by a short show-and-tell session where you can share your projects with the rest of the group, using our massive 80-inch TV.

You choose what you want to create, go at your own pace and decide how you like to work—on your own or teamed up. From total beginners to programming masters, everyone is welcome, and our expert Mentors will be available to lend a hand if you run into trouble.

These sessions are designed as a stand-alone experience so keep an eye on what we have planned for the future as activities and content may change.

Next CoderDojo

Saturday 12 January 2019

This month it’s time to go around the world! Leave London’s rainy January weather behind and escape into a world of your own making. Will you tell the story of an epic journey to foreign lands in Scratch, or go on a text-based adventure by building a game in Python? Learn how a MicroBit could help you communicate with loved ones back home while you’re away, or go all out and build your own world to explore using MineCraft.

See where your journey will take you in this Dojo inspired by our new exhibition The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution and our upcoming China Lates.

This session will cover the coding languages Scratch, HTML, CSS, and Python, and there will also be some Micro:bits available to play with (which can be programmed in either Scratch or MicroPython). Both sessions will cover the same material, but you are welcome to join both if you just can’t get enough!

BOOK TICKETS

Please bring a fully charged laptop and a charger.

Future dates

  • Saturday 9 February 2019 
  • Saturday 9 March 2019

Further information

  • CoderDojo is suitable for ages 7 to 17
  • No experience necessary—beginners and coding experts alike are welcome
  • You’ll need to bring a laptop (with a full battery) and a charger
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult