BBC micro:bit - Coding the Future
- 10:00 to 15:30
Block 16 Foyer, Level G
- Dr Daniel Guldenring
- Contact details
- +44 (0)28 9036 6112
Coding can offer young people a creative, challenging and fun career path in an ever expanding industry.
That's why Ulster University is throwing open its doors to local children and their parents to come and discover more about coding and the BBC's micro:bit device which has been developed as part of the BBC Make It Digital initiative.
The event which is one of the Institution of Engineering and Technology's (IET) six nationwide IET Coding the Future events, will give parents and their children a chance to discover what coding is all about; what career opportunities it can lead to; and how to take the first steps on their coding career by using the BBC's specially developed BBC micro:bit device.
Importantly this event which has been develop by the IET as one of the BBC's micro:bit champions, Ulster University will also give children and their parents hands on experience of creating their very own code with the guidance of experts from the IET. Whether its seeing a code in action, fixing error codes, or discovering how code can be used to create games, the event is certain to be not only informative, but most importantly, fun!
The BBC micro:bit device was developed by the BBC in the face of a critical skills shortage in the UK technology sector. By working with the IET as one of its BBC micro:bit champions and Ulster University, the BBC hopes to create a new generation of coders, engineers and technologists to fill future skills requirements.
Register or find out more at: theiet.org/coding