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Free coding workshop targets Kiwi high school students

These school holidays a free web coding workshop will take place at Upper Hutt Central Library for students 14 to 18 years old.

The coding workship is designed for beginners with little or no web programming experience.

Provided by Upper Hutt City Library and facilitated by expert Tanya Gray and others from across the IT industry, the workshop will run for day and focus on HTML and CSS.

Attendants will follow a presenter in constructing a basic web page to learn how to work with layout elements in HTML and CSS, and then fill in content according to their own interests.

The workshop will include how to make a header, main navigation, page sections, and embedding videos from YouTube.

Those who attend will leave the workshop with a live, one-page website published online.

“This is a great opportunity for Upper Hutt teens to learn how to code, creating new possibilities for their future,” says Erica Herron, Upper Hutt City Council community engagement team leader.

Upper Hutt City Library is collaborating with Gather Workshops and Hutt City Libraries, who are facilitating the initiative to offer the workshop around the region.

Grow Wellington, Wellington City Council, Masterton District Council, Carterton District Council, Porirua District Council, South Wairarapa District Council, and Kapiti District Council are also involved.

Upper Hutt’s coding workshop will be held at Upper Hutt Central Library on Saturday 11 April, from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm. It is designed for ages 14 to 18.

Registration is essential. To register or for more information, contact Erica Herron on (04) 527 2171, email erica.herron@uhcc.govt.nz or go to the coding workshops website.