RUNNING CODING WORKSHOPS OVER OCTOBER HALF TERM

Raspberry Pi

After a successful ‘Sold Out’ series of events at Rise London (Shoreditch) over the Summer holidays with Mums In Technology, I’ve decided to run another Coding bootcamp for 5-7 years and 8+ but this time a bit closer to home, at the wonderfully quirky cafe ‘Canvas and Cream’ in Forest Hill. There will be two sessions each morning ( 9.30am 5-7 year olds & 11.30am for age 8+) from Wednesday 25th October – Friday 27th October, 2017.

With the proceeds of the last bootcamp I managed to acquire 5 Robobit buggies for our South London Raspberry Jam. Lets hope we will be just as successful. Each session is £25 to cover cost of hiring the gallery space and equipment, with just 10 places per session and three of us supporting everyone in the group. It is really a lovely way to introduce young ones to coding. The 8+ group will feature a greater level of challenge but just as fun.

For further details and booking use link below:
Femi’s Coding Bootcamp

Please do forward the link to anyone you know who have awesome adventurous kids!!!!!

We are also in the final stages of planning our 4th South London Raspberry Jam in partnership with Phoenix Community Housing (who manage social association housing in East Lewisham). What a great opportunity to further our reach into the community. It’s going to be awesome and we have some premium swag to give away. That event is free and will be based at The Green Man in Catford on Sunday 22nd October from 1-5pm. Hopefully someone from the Microbit Foundation will join us to make our Microbit themed Jam really really special. We’re also got a film crew from New York who will be soaking up the community atmosphere as part of “Make Possible’ campaign for ARM. Think Minecraft hack, making and flashing code using mobile phones and controlling robots all with the Microbit.

MozFest 2017 is fast approaching and will be running at Ravensbourne college from 27 -29th October. This my third year at MozFest and I’ll be running a mega Microbit Robot hack but also mentoring Roxsana and Foyez who helped deliver coding workshops with me in Bangladesh back in July (see last blog post). They are running a Microbit Badge workshop. This year my mum’s getting in on the action and will be overseeing the VR track as a Youth Wrangler – so that should be fun too. I think Pycon UK 2017 are running a cool Microbit summit for young people too on the same weekend too but in sunny Cardiff.

*WATCH THIS SPACE – for our South London Raspberry Jam Eventbrite link or join our Email Registration here SLRJam Mailing List for our individual updates.

We are also going to do a Pioneers two day Hackathon with Raspberry Pi Foundation’s Mister C (Mark). Here’s the current challenge we will be running the hack around. By the end of the weekend you can submit your group’s ideas – we’ll even help you produce your video entry. We are going to invite London- wide coding groups to attend to promote Pioneers and show how easy (fun) it is to participate. See Pioneers video below – Armageddon and Zombies. Join us on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November at UAL’s – Camberwell School of Arts new hacking space. WATCH THIS SPACE – as we will update and post the Eventbrite link here when it is up and running. Thanks to Mister C & Raspberry Pi Foundation and Chris Follows & Digital Maker Collective at University of Arts, London.

Resources From Femi’s Coding Bootcamp August 2017

Hope you enjoyed Femi’s Coding Bootcamp. Here’s some extra resources to help you continue exploring with your children.

Crumble Workshop

micro:bit Workshops

Scratch Workshop

Minecraft Hack

Minecraft Resources

Where To Buy Products For Coding

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