Meet and Code at 1st Wallheath Scouts

In support of the EU Coding week you can come and join us for our free coding sessions at the Wall Heath Scouts HQ.  The challenge will be to “Design an App” and run it on your own phone.

These sessions are aimed at 8-15 years olds who already have experience of coding using tools like Scratch and would like to move to the next level of programming.

Utilising the Scouts own computer suite we will run 4 sessions of education and training, encouraging young people to design and create Apps for their own phones and tablets using the App Inventor suite. We will show how to use the tool to create apps of easy to moderate complexity levels, showing the steps required to utilise the phone hardware to create basic games and show more complex features such as using bluetooth and wifi to perform communication.

Working in pairs we can cater for up-to 20 people in each session. The sessions will take place between 6:30pm and 8:30pm on October 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th. Join for one session, or two or all of them to learn how to design, create and run your own phone Apps. Although not essential, if you can bring along an Android phone or tablet you can run your app on your own phone( iPhones and iPads will not work, they are too restricted and do not allow you to run your own Apps, great for users, not great for budding young programmers!). We will show you how to use App Inventor software to create Apps and load them onto the Google App store. This is a fantastic opportunity to take part in the EU Code week, learn new skills and maybe win a prize

These sessions are primarily aimed at the 8-15 year old age group, but will also be encouraging young leaders (16+) to take part and become trainers themselves. Registration will open soon so keep checking back for more details.

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