Coding Pirates is an organisation which tries to evoke an interest in IT in children and teenagers. About 75 participants including volunteer teachers showed up for the first Coding Pirates event at Cphbusiness Lyngby and there is a waiting list to join.
Coding Pirates is usually hosted by Microsoft, but while the company is moving from Hellerup to Lyngby, the Cphbusiness campus has taken over each Tuesday.
Some of the tutors are IT lecturers from Cphbusiness and a lot of the children are 6-7 years old, says Peter Bjerregaard.
He is a lecturer at Cphbusiness at the bachelor programme of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and has arranged for Cphbusiness to host the Coding Pirates.
- The children participate in workshops for a duration of 4-6 weeks where they choose to work with LEGO Mindstorm, programming etc. he says.
Practical matters are part of hosting an event with many children.
- We had to make sure that we had some sandwiches. They get hungry, such kids, says Peter Bjerregaard, who, due to high demand, would like to see a Coding Pirates chapter remain at Cphbusiness Lyngby in cooperation with the IT programmes at the business academy.
Coding Pirates is every Tuesday. Learn more about Coding Pirates here: codingpirates.dk.