Computers let you create anything you can think of. Prewired is here to help enthusiastic young coders of any ability to do just that.
Wednesday evenings, the first and third ones of every month, are for you to play around with whatever technologies and programming languages you want. You can learn something brand new, practice something you already know, start a project, get help with something you're stuck on, or even teach others.
If there are different topics, languages or technologies you want to cover, just let us know!
Please sign up for as many sessions as you can. Coming regularly makes it easier to make friends and do as much coding as possible :)
Please bring your own laptops if you can, as you'll be able to get to work a lot faster on a system you're familiar with.
There will be some very light refreshments, but not much, so make sure you've had your dinner or a snack before you come if you usually eat around this time.
Appleton Tower is the tall building across the road from the Informatics Forum. We'll be on the 4th floor, but there will be people waiting at the entrance to point you in the right direction. Please enter through the back entrance if the main front door is locked, which is accessible from Chapel Street, through a very small carpark.
Parents are welcome to accompany their children, but we only have limited space, so think about whether you really need to be there. If you do come along, please feel free to bring your own laptop and get stuck in with one of the coding sessions if this interests you!
Getting involved if you're over 19 and not a parent..
If you're interested in mentoring, sponsoring, helping to organise or otherwise get involved, please email hello [at] prewired.org and we can arrange for you to attend one of our sessions and see how it works.
Please do not register as a participant, and do not come along without having a conversation (email or face to face) with one of the organisers first.
If you sign up but realise you can't make it, or if you accidentally book extra spaces for any reason, please make sure to cancel your ticket so the place can be released to someone else!
2nd April: Jekyll Workshop & University Server Room Tour
This week, along with the regular activities, Dave Matthews will be giving a workshop on how to use GitHub pages and Jekyll, so you will be able to make and host your very own website.
Also back by popular demand, this is your chance to see all of the equipment, flashing lights, bright coloured wires and copious air conditioning that powers the University of Edinburgh's computing department! And learn a bit about how it was put together and how it all works, and how to not lose hundreds of people's data in the event of a fire :)
There are limited spaces, so you need to sign up here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/university-server-room-tour-tickets-10822082139.
Prewired Mini Hack Week
You might have noticed there's a whole week in April listed among the sign-up dates above. This should be in the Easter Holidays for most of you. It'll be a week of Prewired every day! Loads of fun: a chance for you to start and finish a whole project and win some prizes. Don't worry about signing up for that just yet, we haven't sorted out all the details - we'll let you know when we do!
Please get in touch with email@example.com with any questions.