Geek Cadets Dec 3rd - 4th

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Geek Cadets Dec 3rd - 4th

Daley Chetwynd-2

Hi all,

Ian Ibbotson of GIST in Sheffield is organising special Geek Cadets sessions in Sheffield on Saturday December 3rd and Sunday December 4th. Geek Cadets is a regular meeting that aims to introduce kids to programming, and has now been running for several months. Geek Cadets has been using the "Invent your Own Computer Games with Python" book for teaching kids about programming:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/INVENT-COMPUTER-Sweigart-Paperback-May-01-2010/dp/B004NKYBMG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320914672&sr=8-1

On the weekend of Dec 3rd - 4th there will be a Saturday session on programming for younger kids from 9am - 11:15am, then a session on Sunday Dec 4th from 9:30am - 12pm for older kids aged 12+. The content of these two sessions has yet to be decided, but it will be a Python-based exercise for teaching programming to kids.

We're looking for Python mentors to help out with these two sessions, so that the kids can work with experienced developers. If you'd like to get involved and are interested in teaching programming to kids, please get in touch. There is also a Global Day of Code Retreat session being held at the venue in Sheffield on the same day, for which places are still available:

http://coderetreat.ning.com/events/global-day-of-code-retreat-in-sheffield-uk

Thanks,

Daley


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