Jersey Coders Club Times

Jersey Coders breaks up for Easter after Wednesday 29th March. We will resume the club on Wed 26th April when we will be starting some new groups and restructuring the club. Unfortunately we are suffering from a lack of experienced mentors at present and so we are looking at how we have organised the groups within the club.

Visit to the Barclays Eagle Lab

March 8th. Jersey Coders will move to the St Helier library for one evening only, to take a tour around the Barclays Eagle Lab. We will be looking at the great equipment that is available for hire there: 3D printers, laser cutter, and vinyl cutter, plus the Maker Space.

Meet 6.30pm at the Jersey Library. Pick up at 8pm.

The following week we are back at the Hub as usual, until Easter holidays (last session March 29th)

 

Jersey Coders Wednesday 14th September

After a blazing hot summer Jersey kids are ready for some serious techie fun. Every Wednesday, during term, at 6.30 in the Digital Jersey Hub a horde of tech obsessed boys and girls gather for 1.5hr of computer madness. They program, they configure, they install, they get ready to take over the world. Do you want to be part of the cutting edge, are you the parent of a teen and want them to be the next IT magnete? Then come along on Wednesday 14th September at 6.30 to see what we are all about. Or email us (or get your parents to email us) and let us know. We’d be happy to welcome you!

Christmas Show and Tell

We have had a wonderful winter season at Jersey’s only teen tech club and today was an opportunity for the kids to show off what they have done.

The Java games group have been developing games.

Watch this video of Kuba demonstrating his Pacman game.
Watch this video of fellow coders trying to answer questions in Sam’s Star Wars quiz.
Joseph has been working on his own game called Tower Defence games, watch him explain what its all about.

The electronics group, AKA the TimeLords, have been developing a clock that gets the latest time from orbiting satellites.

Watch the TimeLords fabulous presentation and see the most accurate clock in Jersey.

Sam's Star Wars quiz
Sam’s Star Wars quiz

 

Web Mobile App Group
Web Mobile App Group

 

Communicating with Salellites
Communicating with Salellites

 

Clock display
Clock display

 

Jersey Coders on BBC TV

We were so excited that BBC TV Channel Island did a live broadcast from the Jersey Coders Club on Wednesday 23rd September 2015. They were with us to celebrate National Coding week.

Jersey Coders on BBC TV for National Coding Week
Jersey Coders on BBC TV for National Coding Week

 

Jersey Coders on BBC TV CI Llive
Jersey Coders on BBC TV CI Llive

 

Third Trinity Cubs

The Third Trinity Cubs were invited to visit the Jersey coders after school coding club to do their technology badge. They were given an introduction to programming and a special talk about games programming in Java. They then had the chance to talk to members about the programming or tech that they are working on. They enjoyed seeing how we are programming PacMan and enjoyed even more ‘testing’ the game for our programmers. The cubs spent time in each of the groups and got to experience Javascript scripting, networking and some very cool electronics. Thank you to the cubs for visiting us and we hope to see you all in the future at our coding club.

 

Third Trinity Cubs Technology Bag

Jersey Coders Show and Tell

A great evening was had by all who attended the Jersey Coders show and tell. This evening gave each of the three main coding groups (Games, Robotics and Web)  the opportunity to demonstrate the efforts of their hard working over the last few months. Each group gave a short presentation of their work followed by a hands on demonstration. Everyone who attended had the change to see what the other groups had achieved. The games group demonstrated their moon lander game while the robotics group showed how they had made a temperature sensor from a lily pad.

Jersey Coders Show and Tell
Jersey Coders Show and Tell

If you missed their presentations why not have a look at their presentation online.

Games Group’s Hexy Presentation

Robotics Group’s Lily Pad Presentation

Team Hydra wins Technovation Challenge UK

Congratulations to team Hydra (aka Gabriella Magalhaes (14), Nerea Sáenz-Arana (14), Candela Sáenz-Arana (15) and Laura Wilding (14)) for winning the UK heats of the global Technovation Challenge. They will go on to represent the UK at the semi-finals against Asia and Australia regions. Read more about the teams success on the Digital Jersey web site.

 

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The two UK winners, one team in London with the Jersey Team on Skype behind
The two UK winners, one team in London with the Jersey Team on Skype behind

Back to the keyboard

We are rearing to go when term starts again at the Jersey Coders club on Wednesday 16th. New members are as welcome as regular members. If you want to know more about what our club is all about and how you can take part visit the about us page to discover more.

Term Break Until 15th April

We are on term break until 15th April. Happy holidays and don’t forget to code.