Create an App Challenge

  • October 9, 2018 - October 17, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

MEET AND CODE—EMPOWERING A GENERATION

Free coding sessions for 8-24 year olds

In support of the EU Code Week Wall Heath Scouts will be running free coding sessions at their HQ from 6:30pm-9:30pm on October 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th. Numbers are limited so please register early to secure a place. Please select a ticket for each day your would like to attend. The main event page is located at http://www.wallheathscouts.org.uk/meetandcode

Learn to create an App

  • Use simple drag-and-drop tools to create an App which runs on your Android phone or tablet
  • If you don’t have an Android phone/tablet then come along for a session to learn about how to Apps are constructed
  • Learn to create apps which use all the features of your phone : camera, Bluetooth, wifi, motion sensors, voice commands, speech output, send texts/tweets
  • Create simple games or complex applications—it’s up to you
  • Pick up where you left off—no need to attend all sessions
  • Take your work home with you—everything we do in these sessions can be done at home with no extra gadgets required

Requirements

  • You must be aged between 8 and 24 years old
  • A knowledge of how to use a computer and smart phone is desirable but not essential
  • Use of a programming package such as Scratch is sufficient
  • Bring along an Android phone or tablet and USB charging cable for the best experience (iPhones and iPads will not work as they have too many restrictions—we will provide a ‘virtual’ phone to develop your apps but you can only do basic apps with this)

Before you come

On the day

  • If you have one, bring your Android device and charging cable with you
  • Make sure you know your Google Account and password
  • The course is held in a secure computer room in the scout HQ – you may drop your child off at 6:30pm and pick them up at 8:30pm
  • Your child will need to be signed in and out by an adult – please be on-time a leave a contact number
  • We have toilet facilities but there will be no food or drink provided – please bring drinks in sealable containers and no fizzy drinks (there will be a lot of computer equipment and electronic devices on desks)

Venue:  

Address:
1st Wall Heath Scouts, Enville Road, Wall Heath, West Midlands, DY6 0JT, United Kingdom

Description:
Our HQ is located not far from the centre of Wall Heath to the rear of the Community Centre. There is plenty of onsite parking.