General information about the workshop
Title of workshop: Meeting Kids Where They Are: Learning Python Coding with Minecraft
Abstract of the workshop: At Fire Tech Camp, we believe that the key to teaching young people to code is to present it to them in a way that empowers them to build things that are important, relevant, and personal to them, and to share them with their community. In this workshop we will take you through several Python learning exercises using MInecraft Py, and discuss how we use Minecraft to teach different coding languages as well as electronics and 3D design.
Detailed information about the host
First name / last name: Angela BRENNAN
Title: Director of Education & Operations
Name of the company: Fire Tech Camp
Website of the company: www.firetechcamp.com
Speaker biography: Angela Brennan is Director of Education and Operations of Fire Tech Camp, the UK’s leading provider of extra curricular tech education. She joined Fire Tech Camp having been the Head of Digital Technologies Faculty at a London Academy. As a former teacher and tech expert, her goals lay in ensuring the youth receive the most relevant, forward thinking, fun and engaging tech education both inside and outside school.
Company presentation: Fire Tech Camp is a UK based company who design and deliver tech camps, putting the power of technology into kid’s hands. It was launched in 2013 and is today the UK’s leading provider of tech education for 9-17 year olds. Over 4000 students have already attended Fire Tech Camp workshops in the UK, Italy, Australia, and Gibraltar. Fire Tech Camp has over 20 courses covering coding, making, and digital arts, and our mission is to teach, inspire and support the next generation of European innovators.