Posts By: jonny

Coding January 2019

We kicked off 2019 coding sessions in The Hub in Newry – a co-working space with hot-desk facilities on Margaret Street. Suzanne & Paddy made us very welcome and we had kids getting stuck in to Scratch, AppInventor, HTML and Python. We also played around with the Oculus Go:

Coder Dojo Session Jan 2019

It has been a while since our last session. Unfortunately at that one I got a parking ticket 🙁 and after lugging around boxes of gear month after month I suppose I got a little fed up. However, we are back to start 2019 with a digital bang. We are hosted on Saturday 5th January… Read more »

Python: Username Generator

The previous exercise used random to choose a random number. In this exercise (also available as a PDF) we choose random words from lists to create custom usernames. This exercise introduces the following concepts: String Manipulation Lists For Loops Type the code below into a new repl.it or use an Python IDE (code editor) such as… Read more »

Python : Roll the Dice Multiple Times

We would like to expand the code from the previous exercise to allow multiple rolls of the dice without having to re-run the program each time. This exercise introduces the following concepts: Whitespace String Manipulation Functions While Loops If Control Statements To your existing ‘Roll the Dice’ code add the lines below: import random run_prog… Read more »

Python : Roll the Dice

This short exercise will cover topics relevant to GCSE computing including: Variables Data Types Random Numbers Log in (or register) at https://repl.it Create a ‘New Repl’ Then choose ‘Python 3’ as the language Type the following code into the left pane: import random random_number = random.randint(1,6) print(“The dice rolled: ” + str(random_number)) Then click the… Read more »

Python : Hello World

This short exercise will cover topics relevant to GCSE computing including: Variables Data Types User Input Log in (or register) at https://repl.it Create a ‘New Repl’ Then choose ‘Python 3’ as the language Type the following code into the left pane: name = input(“What is your name ?”) print(“Hello ” + name) Then click the… Read more »

Python Programming Without Installing

repl.it

If you would like to try Python programming without installing Python or an IDE on your own computer you can log in to repl.it, type your code and run it – all from within your web browser.  

CoderDojo GCSE Python Session

There will be CoderDojo session on Saturday in Newry Library 11am – 1pm exclusively concentrating on Python for GCSE level so 14-16 years old. I’ll have my son with me who is struggling with that stuff so if anyone else wants to cover some of the stuff important at GCSE level come along. After that… Read more »

August 2017 Session at Newry Library

The next Coder Dojo is scheduled for Saturday 5th August 2017 in Newry Library on Hill Street. We’ll return to Niall Clarke’s in a few weeks and there is still scope for other locations (thanks John Ford) when we get time to sort that out. If I can confirm some other mentors we may increase… Read more »

July Coder Dojo

Thanks to Niall Clarke Oils on the Belfast Road for hosting the July Newry Coder Dojo on Saturday. Thanks also to all the mentors Eddie, Jordan, Conall and Paul Smith with his Raspberry Pi / Sonic Pi Vegetable Drum Kit ! That one can only be explained by seeing it in action. My job for… Read more »