Workshop/ Coding for Beginners

You come into contact with code and computer systems every day sometimes without even realising it. For many of us, code is like voodoo, or black magic – complex computers systems require complex code to control them right? But understanding the basic principles and building blocks that underpin pretty much all programming languages is well within the grasp of us all. In this session, Chris Mills will take you gently through all the programming fundamentals you’ll need to grasp a working understanding on how code and computer systems work, and you’ll even get to write some simple code yourself.

All you need is a computer and an open mind – no previous knowledge required.


Chris Mills is a technical writer and open standards evangelist who splits his time between Opera Software and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), teaching web development best practices and getting people excited by new technology.

What will you need for this workshop?

  • Bring your own computer
  • Any exploitation system will be ok
  • Recommended browsers: A modern browser comes highly recommended, such as Explorer 9, Opera, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox

You might also be interested in Learning to code: do I need to be good at math? a Telegraph article by Emma Mulqueeny.