In the interest of staying tuned in to what’s happening in the geek community, we’ll be posting details of upcoming local events that our members will be at, and recommending events for other girl geeks to attend. If you’re thinking of coming, please comment on this page – then we can know who’ll be there, and you can find other friendly faces!
Programming Taster Session
Venue: Burnage Library Activity and Information Hub
Time: Tuesday, 18 March 2014 from 18:30 to 20:30
Ever wondered what it must have been like for young Mark Zuckerberg creating Facebook or why those birds are so darn angry? Is computer programming a dark art to you? Or are you just wondering what all this ‘coding’ fuss is about? Then come along to our Hour of Code session and experience the delights of computer programming.
In this taste of what it’s like, you’ll start learning the Python programming language, used on small computers like the Raspberry Pi to large cloud computing platforms like Google’s App Engine.
Our special guest on the night is a programmer at the BBC and a member of the Manchester Girl Geeks who will introduce you to computer programming through the Code Academy website and with a team of supporters, will mentor you through the first of the practical online CodeAcademy lessons which you can take away and continue at home.