Free coding workshops for adults organised by Tameside Libraries

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Three free workshops for adults have been organised by Tameside Libraries in conjunction with MadLab and CodeUp Manchester in the run-up to Christmas.
 
They are Aimed at beginners, or those with a little knowledge, they allow participants to get to grips with the basics of coding through “Programming 101”, get the bug for coding with “CodeBug”, or free their creative side with “Build a Game” using Javascript.
 
It's £3 to reserve a place on one of the courses but the money is refunded on completion Visit www.madlad.org.uk
for full information.
 
 
Tuesday, December 8
 
Make a Game (with Javascript)
 
Stalybridge Library, Trinity Street: 10am to 1pm – 0161 338 2708
 
Suitable for complete beginners, although attending Programming 101 first would be advantageous. Use basic programming techniques to build a simple game. Javascript is a great starting language and learning it enables you to make mobile apps, video games, animations, fly drones, control robots andmore.
 
Friday, December 11
 
Programming 101
 
 
Denton Library, Denton Town Hall: 10am to 1pm – 0161 342 3406
 
For complete beginners - a whistle-stop tour of everything programming languages can do. Using Python, a beginner-friendly language that still presents enough of a challenge to be interesting, this workshop covers the differences between natural language and formal language, and functions common to nearly all programming languages: data types, inputs and outputs, data structures and loops. You’ll also create your first program.
 
Thursday, December 17
 
Get the Bug for Coding (with CodeBug)
Droylsden Library, Manchester Road: 10am to 1pm – 0161 370 1282.
 
For programming and electronics beginners. CodeBug is a fun and engaging entry-level introduction to coding and physical electronics. Learn easy drag-and-drop programming and electronics, and how to create scrolling name badges, animated graphics and touch-responsive apps.
 
 MadLab (Manchester Digital Laboratory) is a grassroots innovation organisation based in Manchester. It focuses on science and technology and arts and culture, supporting a diverse range of communities and activities.
 
CodeUp Manchester is a mentoring program for adults who would like to learn how to code for free.
 
For more information or any questions contact Claire 0161 839 6324 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
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