Creative Coding for Girls

March 2016

Two evening workshops for young girls supported by Pie Factory Music

Nicola ran these workshops as part of POW (Power of Women) Thanet week. You can see the lively program of POW events here. Thanks to Marine Studios for hosting the workshops. Some of the girls enjoyed the first one so much that they came back for a second day. Most of those attending were in the younger age bracket - we still have to work out some ways to get teenagers interested in coding.

Each of the girls created her own program based on the theme of the festival which was Flying - so we saw various birds, bats, and beetles flutter across the screens. The final results were turned into a film which was shown at the closing event parties at Resort Studios and Walpole Bay Hotel at the weekend.

It was great to work with the Pie Factory Music staff, Steph and Kirsty and there seems to be interest in more coding events in the future so watch out for announcements or email us directly.

Still from Ellie's piece which namechecked us and the hosts
Nicola setting up using netbooks and old laptops
Day 1
A little bit of history - Ada Lovelace was the first programmer
Problem solving with the girls who concentrated well throughout
Olivia's butterfly sets the benchmark on day 1
Day 2 - several girls comeback for more
Kirianne's bird soars across the screen
Rebecca face grabbed
Simona creates a patchwork of sentences
Detailed animation by Lilly
More birds and butterflies from Imogen, Ellie, Hannah and Naomi
Ruby - "I can fly"
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