At our events, students learn about :
PHP is used to power websites on the 'server side'. There are many languages that can be used to build server applications, and PHP is freely available and free to use. Web servers don't just run "on the internet" - we show how a web server can be run on the students own laptops. Server-side programming involves topics such as: networks, databases, scalability, error handling. We may introduce other topics here over time too.
We also support the students own interests in topics such as:
Scratch is a 'visual' tool created by MIT in the US, designed to introduce young students to the basic ideas behind programming, such as conditionals, control flow, events, input/output. This tool is starting to become very widely used in schools and computer clubs around the world for those young people who are not quite ready to undertake lots of typing and prefer something that looks more like a game. There is also a very large number of Scratch resources freely available on the Internet. As a result, we at Coder Brixton do not focus on Scratch learning.