Three free workshops for adults have been organised by Tameside Libraries in conjunction with MadLab and CodeUp Manchester in the run-up to Christmas.
It's £3 to reserve a place on one of the courses but the money is refunded on completion Visit www.madlad.org.uk
for full information.
Tuesday, December 8
Stalybridge Library, Trinity Street: 10am to 1pm – 0161 338 2708
Friday, December 11
Denton Library, Denton Town Hall: 10am to 1pm – 0161 342 3406
For complete beginners - a whistle-stop tour of everything programming languages can do. Using Python, a beginner-friendly language that still presents enough of a challenge to be interesting, this workshop covers the differences between natural language and formal language, and functions common to nearly all programming languages: data types, inputs and outputs, data structures and loops. You’ll also create your first program.
Thursday, December 17
Get the Bug for Coding (with CodeBug)
Droylsden Library, Manchester Road: 10am to 1pm – 0161 370 1282.
For programming and electronics beginners. CodeBug is a fun and engaging entry-level introduction to coding and physical electronics. Learn easy drag-and-drop programming and electronics, and how to create scrolling name badges, animated graphics and touch-responsive apps.
MadLab (Manchester Digital Laboratory) is a grassroots innovation organisation based in Manchester. It focuses on science and technology and arts and culture, supporting a diverse range of communities and activities.
CodeUp Manchester is a mentoring program for adults who would like to learn how to code for free.