PyCon UK’s Education Day in partnership with the Raspberry Pi Foundation is returning for its sixth year on Saturday 28th October at Cardiff City Hall, and we would love to see Code Club children, parents, and volunteers in attendance!
Kids (and parents): come learn how to build the future! Experts in computing education and professional programmers will be on hand to deliver a series of fun, practical, and interesting workshops that will help you learn the basics of programming, develop your computing skills, and make cool projects.
For children aged between 8 and 13, we will be hosting a very special Code Club from 09:00 to 17:00. Sessions include:
- From blocks to text with EduBlocks: A workshop hosted by 13-year-old Josh Lowe
- Learn Python with Code Club projects: Race turtles with your friends!
- Get hands-on with Raspberry Pi in a junk modeling workshop using Python
- Build your own project with support from the education team and PyCon UK’s very own volunteers
For teenagers and young adults, we will be hosting an all-day Raspberry Jam, with Jam Makers on hand to help everyone out. Learn new skills in sessions like:
- An introduction to Minecraft hacking for kids and teachers: Getting started with Python and Minecraft Pi
- Get hands-on with embedded devices like Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Circuit Playground Express, and micro:bit
- Python project pyrotechnics – Make a project to take home with you!
The fun isn’t limited to the younger generation. If you are a classroom teacher, Code Club volunteer, librarian, or interested parent, then we also have sessions just for you! Come learn about Python, its vibrant community, and its uses in education; meet colleagues from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Micro:bit Foundation, and Python Software Foundation; and observe experts giving lessons to kids on the children’s day. Sessions include:
- An education keynote from Tom Crick, Professor of Computer Science & Public Policy, at Cardiff Metropolitan University, and Vice-President of the BCS: Chartered Institute for IT about computer science education in Wales and beyond
- Code with Mu: How we built a code editor for beginner programmers in Python
- Using Python in schools: A student’s point of view
- Accessible Python instruction: Including students with special educational needs and disabilities
- …and lots more!
For information can be found on the following web pages — make sure you check them out and join us:
Tickets are just £5 for children and include a picnic lunch. Parents and guardians accompanying children do not require a conference ticket. Educators (see above for description) and those in full-time education should pay at the Education rate on the main ticketing page.
We look forward to seeing you there!