Brighton Science Festival

Genius Brighton: An introduction to Hacking with Python and Minecraft

Wednesday 30 October 2019

09:30am - 11:30am, 11:45am - 1:45pm, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Middle Street Primary School
37 Middle St
Brighton, BN1 1AL
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Join Genius Brighton for two-hour half term coding workshops at the Brighton Science Festival! Get an introduction to the world’s most important programming language – Python. You’ll learn some basics, then use them to hack the Minecraft game!

For fans of Minecraft and coding alike – imagine being able to build huge structures in Minecraft with just a single line of Python code! We’ll show you how. You’ll use the hugely popular and affordable Raspberry Pi computer, and we’ll explain how to set everything up at home, so you can continue the fun.

Advanced students are welcome too – we’ll give you some harder challenges to solve! Especially if you’ve been to any of our workshops before.

This year we’re with at the lovely Middle Street Primary School, right in the centre of town, so parents have plenty to do while the children are with us.



Genius Brighton runs coding workshops around Brighton for ages 9 and up. Head honcho is Andrew Riley-Watson. Andrew is a physicist with a PhD in experimental physics from the University of Sussex. He has  been running educational workshops for several years as Genius Brighton, and Venture Coders. At Genius Brighton we believe strongly in teaching children the skills they’ll really need in the future. We believe that in the future, traditional education systems will need to change. Children will need to be able to adapt quickly, to learn new things, to start all over again, to solve problems – to be ‘hackers’. We use programming as a vehicle to teach these skills to children, and we have a lot of fun in the process!


Ages 9+

Wednesday 30th October and Thursday 31st October

09:30am – 11:30am, 11:45am – 1:45pm, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

£15 per person


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