PyCon Pittsburgh. April 15-23, 2020.

Young Coders

This year, PyCon is again hosting two Young Coder workshops!

On Saturday, April 18th, PyCon is teaming up with The Hidden Genius Project to host a private event.

On Sunday, April 19th, PyCon is hosting its Young Coder class that is free and open to public.

Saturday, April 18th

The Hidden Genius Project, has teamed up with PyCon! Saturday, May 4, PyCon’s Young Coder class, a private event aimed at sharing an opportunity for excited local youth participants to play with technology while practicing coding and programming skills. The Hidden Genius Project’s Youth Educators will be there to help facilitate activities and expose young people to a range of career opportunities in the tech sector.

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This tutorial is one day on Saturday April 18, 2020 and it will have the following format:



Sunday, April 19th

Hey Kids! Ever wonder what your mother or father is doing, typing away for long hours at the computer? What about how games are made?

If you are 12 years old or over, join us for a few hours on Sunday April 19, 2020 to explore how to program, and why your parents love Python so much.


Why learn programming?

You don’t necessarily have to become a professional programmer. Quite the contrary, programming is rewarding as a hobby or as a profession. Learning how to program also explores how computers work. Python is a very powerful language: it is used for writing computer programs, making websites & games, scientific & mathematic computing, among other things. Many companies use and develop with Python: Google, NASA, the CIA, Spotify, and many others.

What will you learn?

This free tutorial will explore how to program using Python by making games. We will start with learning Python’s simple data types, including numbers, letters and strings, and lists. We will also explore comparisons, if-statements, and loops. Finally, we will combine our new knowledge by creating some games.

What do you need to attend this tutorial?

Nothing. Yup. Okay well, you’ll need a smile on your face. We will provide monitors, keyboards, and Raspberry Pis with Python.


This tutorial is one day on Sunday May 5th, 2019 and it will have the following format:


Adults: please use your name and email address when when registering a child for this event. It will also prompt you to enter the child’s name and age.



Call for volunteers!

If you are interested in helping out during the tutorial please sign up on the volunteer page