Following on from the success of previous years we will again be running the Festival of Code 2018 at Wapping High School. The event is for children and young people aged 10 – 18.
During the week participants will be supported by industry mentors to build computer programs, computer games and websites. This event offers children a uniquely immersive experience to learn more about coding and digital industries. There will also be workshops for kids to get hands-on with different, new and emerging technology. The event will culminate on Friday afternoon with an opportunity to showcase what has been built to parents, mentors, press, industry and expert judges.
This year we will be focusing on four themes:
- Game design in Scratch and Unity
- Design and website development
- Mobile apps
- Computer generated music
Festival of Code is run entirely by volunteers. It is not a taught event, neither a summer childcare club, but rather an opportunity for enthusiastic youngsters to improve their computer programming and graphic design skills under the guidance of industry experts. Complete beginners, as well as confident coders and designers, are all welcome. The event will also provide the opportunity for children to gain confidence working alongside adults and learn more about possible careers in the fields of engineering and technology. By working together and sharing knowledge, participants will validate their digital skills, learn about teamwork and communication.