About us

Coding workshops for ages 9 and above run by physicists! We operate all over West Sussex.

As we emerge from lockdown now (April 2021), we’re starting to think about putting on workshops in the summer holidays.

We’re taking requests right now for workshops. What would you like to see for your children this summer/autumn? We’re thinking of introductory Python or data science workshops. Where would you like to see these happen, for what age group, and how long would be good (2 hours, half a day, a whole day?). You can send us a message from the Facebook page, or use the contact page here. See you soon 🙂

Buy all the gear we use at our workshops on our kit list page!


Latest Events!

Well, nothing at the moment, because of the pandemic, but here’s a look at our last set of workshops at the i360 in Brighton. Sign up for the mailing list and you’ll hear as soon as we have something new.

In the February half term we had a fantastic time at the iconic British Airways i360, right in the centre of Brighton.

We ran Coding For Girls sessions, as well as some open sessions, and were completely booked out. Thanks so much to everyone for coming along on what was some very windy weather.

The venue couldn’t have been more impressive – huge thanks to BA for letting us use the i360, and well done for supporting such a worthwhile cause.

What we noticed was that when we put on open workshops for boys and girls, we almost always get exclusively boys. BUT, when we put on Coding For Girls workshops, we book out completely! What does this tell us about how coding is perceived out there? Let’s do more of these workshops and see if we can’t change all this.

We’re very sorry not be able to run any workshops during the lockdown, but will be back as soon as things get back to normal. If you’re on our mailing list, you’ll be first to know.

Best wishes all – Andrew.

Older events!

We’re running Python coding workshop slots at the enormous Big Bang Fair this summer at the South of England Showground. It’s Wednesday and Thursday 26/27th June 2019. It’s completely free, but you need to book through your school. It’ll be 45 minute slots, so a very quick introduction, but we’ll modify it depending on how keen you are, and see how much we can get done! Talk to your school for booking information.

Have a look at last year’s event video here:

We’re back at the lovely C\Side Quest venue on Brighton Beach this February half term as part of the Brighton Science Festival. If you missed out last October, now’s the time to book. We’ll be running a similar two-hour Introduction to Hacking with Minecraft and Python workshop – three per day, with 8 slots per session. We’re there the Wednesday and Thursday. You can book below, or if you’re on a mobile device and can’t see the booking form below, book here.

You can visit the BSF event pages for the two days here:

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We were at the awesome Worthing Wormhole comic con on Saturday 10th November at Worthing Assembly Hall. It was a great day out – look at this list of events, taken from their website:

Guest actors from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Doctor Who …
G4ming St8ion zone for console games, warhammer and board games.
Silver Sabres LED Sabre Combat Academy
Harry Potter Wand School with actor Jon Campling
Cre8ion St8ion zone for kids workshops, circus and family entertainment. CircusSeen CIC
Lego tables and creative writing.
Stalls galore for all your geeky shopping!
Guest authors and illustrators
A comic workshop
Lots of tasty street food options including vegan.
Lots of film and TV props including a small army of daleks from Sons of Skaro
Cosplay groups Iconic Legion, SOUTH COAST APES – UK and The Sussex Ghostbusters

All our workshops on the day sold out, but we’re back next year!

Brighton Science Festival

October 2018

We’re just back from a great two days of coding and hacking workshops at the wonderful Brighton Science Festival in the October half term! Thanks to everyone who came along and worked so hard learning how to hack Minecraft with the Python programming language. Thanks to Celia and all the staff at C:\Side Quest down on the beach at Brighton for hosting us. We’d love to come back sometime.

Are you looking for the worksheets or resources we used at the workshop? You’ll find them, along with pointers to all the gear we use on our Kit List page.

As ever, if you’d like to book us for your festival/event, or for a private party or workshop, get in touch and we’ll sort something out. Visit the contact page, or say hello on Facebook.


Back in Brighton!

Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the Tuesday and Wednesday of half term in October at the Brighton Science Festival. Book on the booking page.

Back at the Brighton Science Festival in October!

Hello everyone! Following February’s sold out Introduction to Hacking workshops at the Brighton Science Festival, we’ve been invited back for October’s installment! That’s likely to be the Thursday 25th and Friday 26th of the October half term. Keep an eye here for booking information – we’ll be releasing tickets as soon as the BSF programme …

Our people

We’re a small social enterprise based in the Worthing area. We’ve been teaching programming and electronics to children since 2015.  Venture Coders currently consists of Andrew and Nic, who both hold PhDs in atomic physics from the University of Sussex. Don’t let that put you off though – they’re actually very nice.


Best way to contact us is via the Facebook page (there’s a link at the top). We’ll respond ASAP.

There’s an email link there too, if you’re old-fashioned.