PyCon UK 2022

Coders: The Next Generation
09-17, 14:00–15:30 (Europe/London), Room A

Interested in running activities with young people, but unsure where to start? In this workshop you’ll hear some expert tips from educators, then work in groups to develop your concepts into accessible outreach activities!

There is a big gap between the number of young people finishing school with digital skills and the jobs available, leaving companies struggling to fill roles. Corporate outreach and individual volunteering can be a great way of inspiring some of these young people to consider a career in computing, but it can be difficult to know where to start.

  • Hear from educators working with young people, and how they adapt workshops for different age groups and settings
  • Get tips and techniques for explaining complex concepts and communicating with young people
  • Find out about various national organisations you can get involved with

After an interactive talk to cover the main points, we will workshop some of your outreach ideas in groups - bring along an activity that you would like to run with young people, or a concept/idea from your workplace that you would be interested in communicating, and together we will begin to develop them into interactive, exciting and accessible activities for young people.


Is your proposal suitable for beginners? – yes

I run coding/computing/technology/making workshops at Science Oxford, an education charity, working with young people, family groups, teachers & adults.

I'm definitely not a Python expert, but I love teaching it as it's an extremely accessible programming language!

Outside of work, my main obsessions are tea, fighting robots, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.