Brighton Science Festival

Coding and Hacking for Girls!

Sunday 16 February 2020

12:00pm - 2:00pm, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

The world of work is changing fast. How can we know which specific skills our children are likely to need when they grow up? We can’t. What we CAN do is equip them with the ability to teach themselves, to think critically, to solve problems and analyse data rationally.

That’s what learning to code is all about. This workshop is all about curiosity, trying things out, picking things apart and putting them back together. In a word – hacking.

In this short two-hour session you’ll get a fast introduction to one of the most important programming languages in the world at the moment – Python. You’ll use it to hack the Minecraft game, and find out how to automate the boring bits. We’ll encourage you to try things out, ask questions, change things and see what ideas you can come up with.

You won’t remember the details of the code in a year’s time, but what you will remember is that there’s nothing mysterious about coding, and that you can find out and teach yourself anything you like, whenever you need it!


Sunday 16 February

12:00pm – 2:00pm,    2:30pm – 4:30pm

Age Suitability: 9 years old and above. No experience of coding required, only enthusiasm and curiosity!

Genius Brighton website