Digital start-up ‘Tech Resort’ teaches kids to code
Start-up ‘Tech Resort’ has launched, a venture in Eastbourne which aims to develop digital talent among local young people and help teachers in the area prepare for the new computing curriculum due to be introduced in September.
The ‘community interest company’ has started running projects such as ‘Tech Resort Teens’, a fortnightly coding club designed to teach young people programming skills, as well as skills in user experience design, product management and service design.
Roughly 25 kids attend every meeting and the sessions are vastly over-subscribed, with a waiting list of those hoping to attend. Phil Burrowes of Avant Commercial captured some pictures from a recent session, and the team provided brief descriptions.
2. Untangling a Raspberry Pi
3. Work on the weather station - sending Eastbourne's temperature up to a cloud service
4. Teens hard at work at Cohub
5. Mentor helps with building the weather station
6. Playing with a Kano, a computer you build yourself
7. Working with a Raspberry Pi
8. Mentors at Cohub
9. Andy and teens doing an in-depth temperature experiment
10. Writing an HMTL5 game
11. Stop motion animators in action
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Project aims to develop digital skills among 8-18 year olds in Eastbourne and the surrounding area