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It’s back! The week-long coding event for keen young programmers and developers (aged 12-17) returns to TNMOC.

Join a Join a Week of Code 31 July - 4 August 2017
daily 10am to 5pm

We know how much the young coders look forward to the week, so we’re going ahead and running it with the help of long-time supporters Steve Hearnden and Ian Anderson.

What happens?

The format is similar to the YRS Festival of Code: young coders make up teams and each team decides on a project to build during the week - then builds it! There are mentors on hand to help with planning or help to guide the team through unsticking any sticky bits, but for the most part it’s young people’s own work.

On the Friday afternoon it's Demo Day, each team presents their project to the other teams and to an audience of invited parents and staff from the museum.

What sort of projects do people do?

Last year our teams conceived, designed and built MonsterKiller, an awesome browser-based game in JavaScript, and Pi-Jukebox, a Raspberry-Pi-Powered jukebox controlled through a web interface. Amazing! Previous projects have covered a wide gamut from web applications written in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP or Ruby on Rails all the way to Python games and even Android and iOS apps. Any sort of coding is welcome. Usually teams do well when they have a mix of skills, including graphics, sound and other non-coding talents!

Who’s it for?

Young coders and aspiring digital designers aged 12-17 who are eager to spend a whole week coding with others! Ability is not a factor; good basic computer skills, a basic understanding of some form of coding, a desire to learn and work hard for the week to produce a great project is all that’s required. Oh, and you MUST HAVE your own laptop :)

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