Since 2011 we have welcomed teachers to PyCon UK's special education track to promote programmer / teacher collaboration and mutual learning. Since 2012 we have put on a kids' day where the proto-programmers of tomorrow explore Python with the technologists of today.
We're doing it again this year, on Saturday 28th October at Cardiff City Hall.
Teachers: come learn about Python, its vibrant community and its uses in education; "adopt a developer" and create new educational resources; meet colleagues from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Micro:bit Foundation and Python Software Foundation; and observe experts giving lessons to kids in the kids' day.
Kids (and parents): come learn how to build the future at PyCon UK. Experts in computing education and professional programmers will be on hand to deliver a series of fun, practical and interesting workshops that'll help you learn the basics of programming, develop your computing skills and make cool projects.
We'd love teachers to take part in the whole conference, and so we are offering heavily discounted tickets for teachers. However, we understand the pressures that teachers face, and tickets for teachers for the Education Track on the Saturday cost £18. We are also offering financial assistance to help cover the cost of attending the conference.
Tickets for the kids' day will go on sale soon, and will cost £5.
What does the PyCon UK education track feel like?
Check out these videos for a taster: