Southend Coding Evening

The next Southend Coding Evening is on Thursday 26th may

The Southend Coding Evening is hosted at: Temporary Arts Project – The Old Waterworks. North Road. Southend on Sea, Essex SS0 7AB

The first Southend Coding Evening was on Thursday, 19 November 2015 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm

We had people who can demonstrate and talk with you about :

* How to use Raspberry Pi to teach interesting and engaging lessons with physical computing and how to find suitable resources, lesson plans and help.

* Find out about the BBC Micro:Bit which will be given to every Year 7 pupil in 2016.

Try some code, including a first look at the Python implementation, and see some projects on the AstroPi which use similar hardware features.

* AstroPi – Tim Peake, the first British ESA astronaut, will fly to the International Space Station and run science experiments and apps written by British school children on Raspberry Pis and an addon sensor board. We’ll have the hardware which is going to space, and you can find out about further educational opportunities.

* SonicPi – Use music to learn to code. A textual programming language simple enough for primary school pupils to use and powerful enough to learn and perform music through “live coding”. Highly fun and engaging.

* Southend Raspberry Jam – a free local event where Raspberry Pi users meet and show their projects with workshops, talks and a Teachmeet.


The entrance to Temporary Arts Project is located on the junction of North Road and Chelmsford Avenue.

From West Road, TAP is 100 meters south of the BP petrol station with a large gate on the left at the junction with North Road.

The Eventbrite map is wrong (it’s 50m South East of the indicated point) and Sat Nav is sometimes incorrect so check where you are going beforehand.

There is lots of free parking at TAP.