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Get Your Code On! Kids' (and big kids) Programming Fun with Greenfoot

Brighton Mini Maker Faire

Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM (BST)

Brighton, United Kingdom

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Ever wanted to try to make a computer game, but thought it was all to hard?  Or maybe you've seen some amazing creative work using programming, but thought it was too late to learn?  Well it is isn't (too hard OR too late)!

On Saturday morning at the Brighton Mini Maker Faire we'll be holding a workshop introduce visitors to the creative computer programming using the fantastically accesible Greenfoot system.  Staff and teachers from Brighton's Dorothy Stringer school, and Eastbourne's Cavendish as well as the University of Kent will introduce visitors to programming using Greenfoot, and all attendees will be able to quickly rustle up their own programs.

Find out about the great Greenfoot tools and community here: http://www.greenfoot.org/home
 
Greenfoot can be used with the Kinect tool!
Ideal for making your first computer game, or experimenting with novel ways to interact with the computer, Greenfoot is an exciting new tool being used to teach programming around the world. With the expert instructors from schools and university available at the Maker Faire, you'll be up and running in no time!
 
Book now to reserve your place on what willbe a fascinating and very rewarding experience- in just an hour and a half we'll open your eyes to a new world of creative opportunities!
 
Use Our Machines or Bring Your Own!
 
Greenfoot can be run on a wide range of machines.  We will have laptops running the system available for anyone who books a place on the course, but you're welcome to bring your own machine along too, and download the code from here: http://www.greenfoot.org/download . You can even load Greenfoot onto a a USB stick and take it around from machine to machine!
 

Brighton Mini Maker Faire is the free interactive festival of creativity and invention

Activities for all ages include arts & crafts, robots and engineering, wood and metalwork, electronics, science, tech, music and more amazing do-it-yourself creation.

We're open all day on Saturday 8th September from 10am to 5pm. As well as all the makers, workshops and talks, there's a lovely bar and café where you can relax with a coffee and slice of cake.

Find out more:

Brighton Mini Maker Faire website

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