EU Code Week 2020 - Quick Start to Coding with Swift

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Welcome to EU Code Week 2020, 10-25 October! We're going to take you, your iPads, and Swift Playgrounds on a little coding journey. Each week we'll run through a few playgrounds that will get you a quick start in coding!

This is the teacher guide for following along with the sessions. We'll draw on material from the A Quick Start to Code PDF from Apple, each day picking a new activity from the PDF.

But it works equally well for parents, or anyone who wants to follow along on their own! Check out the guide for getting the best use of our sessions at home.

calendar icon Week days, 9:45-10:30am, Irish/UK time

12-16 October 2020
Monday the 12th Tuesday the 13th Wednesday the 14th Thursday the 15th Friday the 16th
Meet Byte
Learn to Code 1
Get groovy
Meebot 2.0 Dances
Go loopy
Learn to Code 1
Track the gems
Learn to Code 2
Play your own game
Rock, Paper, Scissors


19-23 October 2020
Monday the 19th Tuesday the 20th Wednesday the 21st Thursday the 22nd Friday the 23rd
Meet Byte
Learn to Code 1
Get groovy
Meebot 2.0 Dances
Go loopy
Learn to Code 1
Track the gems
Learn to Code 2
Play your own game
Rock, Paper, Scissors

What you need:

How to use this site:

On each day, we'll cover a certain amount of material in the video session. For example, for day one we'll explore the very basics of coding.
If you fall behind, get stuck, or lose your way, we've provided the code being shown in the video, so feel free to copy and paste it into your Swift Playground. Using the Copy button by each code snippet will copy the code to your pasteboard, and you can switch to Swift Playgrounds and paste in the working code!

If you're not following along live, we'll post the link to each video on each day, so you will have all you need for your coding session in one place.

More Information:

We'll be hosting a "How to Use these Sessions" session on October 6th at 4pm, Irish/UK time. If you're interested, please register, and we'll talk to you on the 6th!

About the instructors:

Steve Bunce profile pic Dr. Steve Bunce is an experienced teacher, researcher and author. He has taught in primary and secondary schools and covered many roles including Head of Computing and Senior Leader. For the Open University, he advised schools on their use of technology. He has worked with undergraduate teachers as an Associate Lecturer at Durham and Northumbria Universities. He currently works with schools across the UK, getting children excited about learning and tackling real-world problems using computing and play.

Matt Hanlon profile pic Matt Hanlon is a longtime software developer, mentor, teacher, coach, and dad. He runs the Code Hub as a means to teach people how to code.

He's written software that lives on your laptops, phones, iPads, televisions, in your browsers. He wants to make sure that you can fulfill the promise that #EveryoneCanCode, with a bit of hard work and perseverance. But he'll help you get there if you want to.