Scratch programming channel

Back to a few basics for the Code club, a YouTube channel with lots of nice lessons on Scratch.

Remember to stay safe, while on line.

Feel free to share projects with the PaigntonCodeClub2020 studio, please contact the library for info and invites.


Emacs Conference 2020

Less than 1 week till EmacsConf 2020

Emacs logo

EmacsConf2020 takes place on the weekend of 28th and 29th November 2020.

EmacsConf is the conference about the joy of Emacs, Emacs Lisp, and memorizing key sequences.

There will be talks, workshops and discussions. As you would expect free software is used extensively to put the conference together, this includes several IRC channels as well as video streaming.

Below is a flyer, please feel free to download and share, to help spread the word.


Can also be downloaded from here

Further Reading

Learning C & C++

I am following nyarBlaecfell on

Just published :

If you want to try out what you are learning then have a look at

Rocks and Diamonds : Conveyor Belt 3

So carrying on from previous post, building up to a more advanced implementation of this. So this video builds on the first.



Front end Developer

So carrying on, in a similar subject to the previous full stack developer opportunities. Another high demand skill is Front end Developer.

Once again Free Code Camp comes up with the good, a guide to becoming a Front end developer

In fact this article covers becoming 'Front End, Back End, or DevOps Developer'

Again worth checking out, so what is the catch here, you often here people say about free stuff 'if it is too good to be true, it probably is' well free code camp certainly does not fit in that statement, courses are excellent, help and support is also excellent. In fact SwitchUp has a review here

If you are already following Paignton Code Club or the South Devon Tech jam then those of you who are following the Responsive Web Design course are already making the first steps.

Halloween Projects

The Scratch team have a special studio for users to share Halloween related projects

Add project links to the comments section and one of their curators will add to the studio.


Full stack development

looking at the West Country Jobs website. It looks like they are, or were, looking for Full Stack Developers.

As code club is about inspiring people to learn IT / Development skills, it goes without saying that this HAS to, in some way, lead to opportunities for paid employment.

Free Code Camp, offer a course on Full Stack Development.


Python Text Adventure Game

Welcome to the 2nd day of the EU Code Week activities, presented as part of Paignton Library code club.

So today, there is an activity on Building a text based adventure game using the Python Programming language.

As with other activities you can probably use to complete this and collaborate with others.

This activity is also mentioned on the going further but is presented here as part of EU Code Week.


Udemy Scratch course

So if you are just starting out with programming. Scratch is considered a good starting point.

Udemy offer the following

Free Scratch Programming Tutorial – Scratch Game Programming for Young Adults | Udemy

Which can be accessed here and looks a great starting point and should also complement the code club materials I have sent out previously.


Other than the support offered by Udemy, I am happy to support via the Qoto discourse forum.

For more info on the Paignton Code Club please see the About page.

Going further – CodeCademy present a course to explain what a programming language is

If you use a range of providers then you learn skills, perhaps in a different way. Learn what works for you and gain better understanding of topics and yourself.

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