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      Summer Schools: Byte-sized computing (age 13–15) in City of London

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      August 6, 2019

      Tuesday  10:30 AM

      21 Albemarle Street
      City of London, Westminster W1S 4BS

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      Summer Schools: Byte-sized computing (age 13–15)

      Underlying every kind of computing system, from mobile phones to the internet, is the computer program. David Nutting will demonstrate a range of programming tools in this Summer School workshop. Students will explore computer graphics, how codes and ciphers are used in the internet and why they matter. They will be using Blockly, Khan Academy and JavaScript to gain practical problem–solving and hands–on program design skills, covering key features common to all programming languages. Please note: Please note, this workshop is strictly for 13–15 year-olds with little or no experience of computer programming and will include a 45 minute supervised lunch break. Students will not be able to leave the building at lunch time unless permission is given at the time of booking. Students should bring lunch and a drink, pens, pencils, paper and a USB drive to take their work home. Refunds can only be issued for tickets cancelled at least two weeks (14 calendar days) in advance of the event date. Please note that this supersedes our normal event terms and conditions. About Speaker: David Nutting has worked with computers for many years using a wide range of hardware and software and sees the current explosion in variety of computing devices, which are becoming all pervasive, as a great opportunity for anyone to acquire the relevant skills. Computing is highly creative. It’s about getting something to do what you want it to do. Making it behave how you want, often doing things that no–one else has done before. David’s enthusiasm for learning about computers is infectious and he now runs regular activities for pupils of various ages in eight different schools aiming to arouse their curiosity, show them that computing is accessible and get them started on what could be a long and enjoyable path.

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