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Code Words with Python | March Break Workshop

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

What powers robots, makes video games, and brings you all the cat videos on YouTube? The answer is.. Python!

About this event

Python is an open-source coding language that allows us to speak to our computers through step-by-step instructions, and then be able to see (or hear!) the computer’s response. Python can be used to communicate anything from a simple mathematical equation, to an interactive game. We will use repl.it, a free, cloud coding environment, to make our programs come to life.

In this beginner-friendly workshop, we’ll cover essential terms in the Python language such as: integers, strings, and variables – all while focusing on how an everyday computer operates and understands input. You’ll have the opportunity to practice your Python skills through building a safe password generator, and will leave with some online safety tips!

Who is this for?

This workshop is for youth ages 13-17. Our workshops are designed to give learning experiences that are fun, engaging, empowering and inspirational. Through hands-on, collaborative, project-based learning, kids end the workshop having built something. This workshop experience is designed to help youth see technology in a whole new light – as a medium for self-expression, and as a means for changing the world.

Prerequisites:

None! This workshop is designed for beginners.

What’s Included:

  • An awesome lead instructor and industry mentors!

Requirements: 

  • You must bring your own laptop for which you have administrative permissions.
  • Please remember to bring your own powercord. A mouse can come in handy too!
  • You may be required to download some free software. After you sign up we will email detailed instructions.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible experiences that enable all individuals to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquires about accessibility, please contact accessibility@canadalearningcode.ca