BBC Coding Brum to launch Summer of Code

Anyone who calls into The BBC Blue Room over the holidays will be able to have a go at basic coding; creating their own character which they can add to a giant coded image we'll be creating.

For more experienced coders, on Saturday 23rd July the BBC Code Club will be launching the micro:bit challenge! Coders under the age of 19 will be issued with a BBC micro:bit along with full details of the challenge, which will include working in groups or as individuals to code something interesting and useful.

They will run a number of drop-in sessions throughout the summer where BBC and industry mentors will be available to help you plan, develop and prepare to present your projects. You'll be joined by mentors from School of Code, IBM, University of Birmingham and
STEM Ambassadors.

There will also the opportunity to use our coding area in The BBC Blue Room throughout the summer to work on your projects.

At the end of the summer, the club will get all the challengers together to find out what's been made in a special "Show & Tell" in front of a panel of experts.

Key dates:

  • Saturday 23rd July 1-4pm - Launch of The micro:bit challenge
  • Saturday 6th August 1-4pm - Drop-in session with mentors
  • Saturday 20th August 1-4pm - Drop-in session with mentors
  • Saturday 3rd September 1-4pm - Show & Tell and prizes awarded

Extra mentor days and masterclasses will be added.

If you'd like to take part in the micro:bit challenge you'll need to register by Friday 1st July but places are limited, so please e-mail us ASAP:

You'll also need to come along to our launch day on Saturday 23rd July.

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