Astro Pi 2020-2021
Just spotted this on the CodeClub Twitter feed.
Runs from 14th September 2020 to 19th March 2021 for more information please visit the Astro Pi Website
Even though Code Club is still remote, we can still have a go at this, so maybe time to dust off the Raspberry Pi and have a go.
Upcoming event to coincide with the latest release. Posting as it may be of interest.
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Contributing to the WriteFreely SwiftUI client
I found this opprtunity on Twitter earlier as I follow the WriteAs account.
So to quote the forum topic:
We’re building this as a SwiftUI multiplatform app targeting iOS/iPadOS 14 and macOS 11, coming this fall. This is a totally new way to build apps for Apple platforms, and I’m personally pretty excited by the idea of being able to build apps for three different devices out of a common codebase. The goal is to launch this on the App Stores in time for the release of iOS 14 and macOS 11. That’s a tight deadline, so we’re limiting the initial scope of the app to a subset of actions that are most important to WriteFreely users:
Read more on the topic here
This could be a good opportunity to anyone familiar with the Swift Programming language or a good reason to take current learning and learn Swift, especially if you want to build apps for IOS / Apple.
This opportunity gives you a chance to Contribute to the WriteFreely SwiftUI client
updated 2/9/2020 : Contacted the Children and young people partnership to promote this opportunity**
Updated 1/9/2020 : I have joined the writeAs discussion forum. So have asked how people can get involved.
Another useful programming language is Ruby, if you liked the Sonic Pi activities, then you may find, that Ruby is a nice step on from this.
If you have a repl.it account then you can start programming in browser, which is great, as it saves having to install the software locally, which isn't always possible or allowed if you're in school for example. You can also ask for help from the forums or collaborate with friends.
In terms of more semi formal learning, Codecademy has a course, which I found pretty good.
A few other resources are listed below:-
In the mean time, a search on Duckduckgo, should give you lots of useful information.
Scratch 3 projects
I made these up a while back and after doing so decided to also create howto for the actual projects. The howtos are written in Markdown using Stackedit
So sharing again as I can also include these in various examples of what I have created / written etc.