BRIGHTON DIGITAL FESTIVAL
SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2012
TAKE PART IN A ONE DAY HACK EVENT - LEARN CODING AND CREATE GAMES, APPS AND WEBSITES
As part of Brighton Digital Festival 2012, Lighthouse has developed a programme of exciting events for young people to take part in, working with artists and technologists to learn about and experiment with technology in creative ways.
Hack Day is a short one day hack event with a chance to work on collaborative hacks in groups, using Scratch, Greenfoot, Appshed and Mozilla’s Thimble. Working with computer programming code, participants will build apps, websites and games collaboratively on four main hacks, with anyone wanting to contribute having the opportunity.
During the day there will also be a series of workshops to enable anyone wanting to learn more about coding to do so, giving them the opportunity to contribute to the main hacks. There will also be support on the day from knowledgeable coders who will be able to help.
All the software used on the day will be free or open source, enabling participants to access and download the same applications at home. All the hack apps that will be used on the day (Scratch, Greenfoot, Appshed and Mozilla’s Thimble) are incredibly useful and accessible, as they have lots of support resources online to help improve participants’ skills and knowledge.
Hacking and computer science is for everyone, come and learn how you can be a part of this.
Date: Saturday 22 September 2012
Times: 12 – 4pm
Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ
Booking: There’s no need to book for the Hackday itself just turn up at anytime between 12-4pm and join in!
There will be a limited number of computers available to use so please bring a device/laptop along with you.
To join in with the workshops please register your place through the Eventbrite links below.
Age suitability: The Hackday and workshops are suitable for all ages including adults. The Scratch workshops are particularly suitable for young learners. Children under the age of 11 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Workshops schedule & booking:
If you have any queries about the workshop content and age suitability please contact the workshops facilitator: Genevieve Smith-Nunes
Brighton Digital Festival is a celebration of digital culture. It is run by members of Brighton’s arts and digital communities, administered by Wired Sussex in association with Lighthouse and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
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