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.
Saturday 9 March 2019
This month let your creativity reach new heights as we leave Earth and explore our solar system! Get your own code-propelled spaceship zooming around, explore alien worlds on other planets or try and find ways to talk to your friends and family back home. Remember there’s more computing power in your phone than there used to be in spaceships, so just imagine what you could create!
This session is inspired by our new exhibition The Sun: Living With Our Star and our upcoming Sun Family Festival on 2-3 March. Remember that kids aged 16 and under get free entry to The Sun: Living With Our Star when accompanied by a full price-paying adult or senior!
This session will cover the coding languages Scratch, HTML, CSS, and Python, but there will also be some Micro:bits available to play with (which can be programmed in either Scratch or MicroPython) and perhaps some other hardware on offer too. Both sessions will cover the same material, but you are welcome to join both if you just can’t get enough!
Please bring a fully charged laptop and a charger.
- Saturday 13 April 2019
- 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