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BBC Birmingham Summer of Code + Micro:Bit Challenge

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by SchoolOfCode, Jul 6, 2016.

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    SchoolOfCode New commenter

    **Local Event in Birmingham (UK)**

    Summer is here — and School of Code are teaming up with the BBC, IBM, the University of Birmingham, and STEM Ambassadors to help teach kids to code… and everyone is invited!

    If you pop in to BBC Birmingham at The Mailbox over the summer holidays, you’ll be able to jump onto our School of Code platform and get a taste of coding by creating your very own pixel character — you can even partner up with friends or family with our team coding software so you can learn code together! You’ll also be able to check-out the latest cool stuff from the BBC in the BBC Blue Room.

    For kids (under 19 years old, under 13 years old will need to be accompanied by an adult) who want to get their teeth into a project there will be a BBC Micro:Bit Challenge which starts on Saturday 23rd July. This is a chance to make something cool with your very own BBC Micro:Bit, get help throughout the summer, and show it off at the Show and Tell Awards on Saturday 3rd September.

    If you are interested in coming to the drop-in coding sessions or want more info, contact us at summer@schoolofcode.co.uk, or if you would like to take part in the Micro:Bit Challenge contact CodingBrum@bbc.co.uk (places are limited for the challenge so please contact asap).

    Key dates for the Micro:Bit Challenge:

    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 & Telland prizesawarded

    Extra mentor days and masterclasses will be added.

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