Saturday 21st Feb – Open Data Day

This Saturday is Open Data Day and we're taking a break from our usual routine to introduce some Manx Open Data Sets and create some local mashups. Here's what Open Data Day is about: Open Data Day is a gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and…

Is it Christmas yet?

So we're starting to get the Christmas bug at Code Club, especially as we have our last formal session this week. That's the Python for Beginners class that's holding their last lesson this Saturday. It's been a fun course to run and I hope the students have learnt something new and will be practicing over…

Software Freedom Day

This Saturday happens to be Software Freedom Day and we are marking the day with a special talk about the Philosophy of Free Software. This will be followed by a case study of a real-life implementation of free software in a commercial organisation and the opportunity for Q&A with our speakers and the rest of…

Come and learn about 3D Graphics

Our next 2 weeks are dedicated to learning about 3D graphics. We have 2 sessions lined up, with this Saturday (5th July) learning about a package called Blender and next Saturday focusing on 3D graphics. The first 30 minutes will be setting up and getting Blender installed for those that want it, so if you…

Flappy Parrot and Hackspace fun!

We're planning another awesome session for Code Club tomorrow, with the Scratch team teaching everyone how to build a Flappy Bird clone called Flappy Parrot! The Hackspace will be active downstairs too, messing with RasPis and Arduinos. And we also seem to be growing a 3D graphics special interest group too! The one thing we're…