Brighton Science Festival

An Introduction to Hacking with Minecraft and Python

An Introduction to Hacking with Minecraft and Python

Monday 17 February 2020

9:00am - 11:00am, 11:30am - 1:30pm, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The world of work is changing fast. How can we know which specific skills our children are likely to need when they grow up? We can’t. What we CAN do is equip them with the ability to teach themselves, to think critically, to solve problems and analyse data rationally.

That’s what learning to code is all about. This workshop is all about curiosity, trying things out, picking things apart and putting them back together. In a word – hacking.

In this short two-hour session you’ll get a fast introduction to one of the most important programming languages in the world at the moment – Python. You’ll use it to hack the Minecraft game, and find out how to automate the boring bits. We’ll encourage you to try things out, ask questions, change things and see what ideas you can come up with.

You won’t remember the details of the code in a year’s time, but what you will remember is that there’s nothing mysterious about coding, and that you can find out and teach yourself anything you like, whenever you need it!


Suitable for 9 years old and above. No experience of coding required, only enthusiasm and curiosity!

Monday 17 February

9:00am – 11:00am,    11:30am – 1:30pm,    2:00pm – 4:00pm

Genius Brighton website