CODE WEEK

 

As part of the European Code Week, every October the Faculty organises free workshops for primary and secondary school pupils and older students. During the European Code Week, which runs in October, the Faculty of Computer and Information Science organises free workshops for primary and secondary school pupils and older students. No previous knowledge is required for the workshops. On the contrary, their purpose is to spread the joy of computer science and programming among lay persons.
 

 

Workshops in 2015

 

Take me on a walk

Saturday 17 October 2015, 9 am to 1 pm

Who it’s for: children attending grades 2 and 3 of primary school

Number of places: 15

In the workshop, through the Robot Turtles and Pirate Treasure desktop games we learn the meaning of writing code, debugging and the use of functions. We will then go on to design an interactive story or game using the ScratchJr programme, and in that way encounter the solving of problems in a creative way.

InformationŠpela Cerar, Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana

 

 

Through the labyrinth to the adventurous world of robots

Saturday 17 October 2015, 9 am to 4 pm

Who it’s for: children attending grades 4, 5 and 6 of primary school

Number of places: 18

Programming can be childishly easy. Even (and especially so) for children. Children can find this out for themselves at the Scratch programming workshop.

Scratch is an environment in which children can programme a story, a game or something more complicated. This workshop will be something special, since we will also use Scratch to operate simple robots made with Lego WeDo bricks.

InformationŠpela Cerar, Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana

 

 

My first mobile game

Saturday and Sunday, 10 and 11 October 2015, 9 am to 2 pm

Who it’s for: children attending grades 7, 8 and 9 of primary school

Number of places: 18

Programming can also be a puzzle. We will be learning precisely this at a workshop to be held on Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm. Participants will find out about the web development environment AppInventor, which is aimed at developing mobile applications for the Android platform on the web.

On the first day we will get to know the basics of AppInventor. The next day we will use our acquired knowledge to develop a mobile game. Each participant will be able to develop the resulting game at home and in this way discover the wonders of programming.

InformationMatevž Pesek, UL FRI

 
 
 

My phone can work as the remote for the house

Wednesday 14 October 2015, 4 to 8 pm

Who it’s for: Secondary school pupils

Number of places: 15

WORKSHOP is full!

Through Raspberry Pi and some cheap tricks we will enable a (sufficiently) smart telephone to turn lights, the radio, a toaster and, if it seems smart (although it isn’t), the fridge on and off. The time needed to set it all up, explain it and do a bit of Python programming is three hours.

InformationMarjana Erdelji, UL FRI

 
 
 

Programming for everyone

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 12, 13 and 15 October 2015, 5 to 8 pm

Who it’s for: adults (16 and over)

Number of places: 30

WORKSHOP is full!

Try something new: learn (a little) programming. Not because you’ll need it (though it might truly come in handy), but just for a laugh. Programming is not just useful and profitable, it’s also (and above all) interesting. Programming is like continuously solving puzzles. Like Sudoku, just with more variety.

We also recommend this workshop to the wives, husbands, girl-friends, boy-friends, parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren of programmers. If you learn what goes on in their world and their heads, it might be easier to live with them. (Just kidding, of course. The truth is, it won’t help at all.)

No previous knowledge or other special abilities are required for the workshop.                                          

InformationJanez Demšar, UL FRI

 
 

Django girls

Saturday 17 October 2015 (all day)

Who it’s for: girls 14 and over

Number of places: 50

REGISTRATION

Django Girls is a web programming workshop intended mainly for beginners who wish to get involved in the world of technology.

Since we believe that the world of IT will be even better if we get more women involved, this offers you a chance to learn programming and become one of us – a woman programmer.

Registration and websitehttp://djangogirls.org/ljubljana
Twitter: @DjangoGirlsLJ
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