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Spring 2022 programming clubs

NB: the information below is tentative, and may change in January 2022 depending on the COVID-19 situation.

Registration for the spring 2022 clubs opens 22.12.2021 at 2 PM in Lyyti.

Clubs offered

  • Children's programming club for beginners remotely on Tuesdays at 16:30 - 18:00 18.1. - 26.4.2022 (12 meetings, club on holiday 22.2., 8.3. and 19.4.)
    • possibility to participate in just the first six meetings 18.1. - 1.3.2021, with an option to continue for the rest of the term
  • Children's programming club for beginners in Kumpula on Thursdays at 16:30 - 18:00 20.1. - 28.4.2022 (12 meetings, club on holiday 24.2., 10.3. and 14.4.)
    • possibility to participate in just the first six meetings 20.1. - 3.3.2021, with an option to continue for the rest of the term
  • Children's advanced programming club in Kumpula on Tuesdays at 16:30 - 18:00 18.1. - 26.4.2022 (12 meetings, club on holiday 22.2., 8.3. and 19.4.)
  • Programming club for beginners: Python in Kumpula on Wednesdays at 16:00 - 18:00 19.1. - 27.4.2022 (12 meetings, club on holiday 23.2., 9.3. and 13.4.)
  • Advanced programming club remotely on Wednesdays at 16:30 - 18:30 19.1. - 27.4.2022 (12 meetings, club on holiday 23.2., 9.3. and 13.4.)

Later in the spring, 14.3. - 25.4.2022, we will also offer an advanced level Python club. The club is geared towards game programming especially, and the participants are expected to have a fair grasp of basic programming principles in Python. The sign-up will open later in the spring.

Prices and payment

Prices of the clubs: Childrens programming clubs 120€/12 meetings, 60€/6 meetings. Programming clubs 160 €/12 meetings. Please note that the language of instruction in the clubs is Finnish, and it will be difficult to participate if the participant does not speak and understand Finnish.

Instructions for payment will be sent out in January. It is possible to try out any club at its first meeting, before payment.

Welcome to our clubs!

Organize Pulmaario workshops at school or at library

Pulmaario is a series of programming and mathematics workshops which is geared towards primary and lower secondary school students. Anyone interested can instruct the workshops without any previous experience. Organize your own workshops with Pulmaario Practical Guide! The guide was created in Pulmaario project cooperationally with the Helsinki Metropolitan Area Libraries and the University of Helsinki Science Education Centre.

Recent events

Open doors and Scratch tryout session 2.9.2021

On Thursday September 2nd 2021 from 4pm to 6pm we organised an open door and Scratch tryout session over Zoom. We had a short presentation about Science Lab Linkki at 4pm, and programmed a short game project with Scratch from 4:30pm onwards.

The event was in Finnish.

Autumn 2021 programming clubs

We organised the following clubs in the autumn of 2021

  • Children's programming club for beginners on Thursdays at 16:30 - 18:00 9.9. - 9.12.2021 (12 meetings, club on holiday 21.10. and 28.10.)
    • possibility to sign up for the first six weeks 9.9. - 14.10.2021, with an option to continue for the rest of the autumn
  • Children's advance programming club on Tuesdays at 16:30 - 18:00 7.9. - 7.12.2021 (12 meetings, club on holiday 19.10. and 26.10.)
  • Programming club for beginners: Python on Wednesdays at 16:30 - 18:30 8.9. - 8.12.2021 (12 meetings, club on holiday 20.10. and 27.10.)
  • Advanced programming club remotely on Wednesdays 16:30 - 18:30 8.9. - 8.12.2021 (12 meetings, club on holiday 20.10. and 27.10.)

Try out Scratch on October 15th (in Finnish)

Linkki hosted a Scratch programming tryout session over Zoom on Thursday October 15th from 4pm to 5:30pm. No experience was necessary, just a working computer and an internet connection sufficed. The event was in Finnish.

Programming clubs in the academic year 2020-2021

We organised the following clubs in the autumn of 2020

  • Children's programming club for beginners on Thursdays at 16:30 - 18:30
  • Children's advanced programming club on Tuesdays at 16:30 - 18:30
  • Programming club for beginners on Mondays at 16:30 - 18:30
  • Advanced programming club on Wednesdays at 16:30 - 18:30

More information about the clubs on the Activities page.

Camps in the summer of 2020

Linkki organised summer camps together with the city of Helsinki, of course with strict coronavirus measures in place. More information about these on the following websites:
Ohjelmoinnin kesäkurssi (14 - 17 vuotiaat)
Ohjelmointileiri tytöille (11-15v)

Open doors in Linkki on January 16th at 3pm-6pm

On January 16th 2020 Linkki openede its doors to all again to celebrate the new term.

Programming clubs in the academic year 2019-2020

We organised the following clubs in the academic year 2019-2020

  • Children's programming club for beginners on Thursdays at 16:30 - 18:30
  • Children's advanced programming club on Tuesdays at 16:30 - 18:30
  • Programming club for beginners on Mondays at 16:30 - 18:30
  • Advanced programming club on Wednesdays at 16:30 - 18:30
  • Algorithms club meets sporadically, see more information on the Activities page.

More information about the clubs on the Activities page.

Summer camps in 2019

The University of Helsinki Science Education Centre offered many different science camps in the summer 2019, and Linkki and programming naturally played their part. More information on the Science Education Centre website (in Finnish): https://www.helsinki.fi/fi/tiedekasvatus/lapsille-ja-nuorille/tiedeleirit

Junior Hackathon on April 22nd 2018

There is a Junior Hackathon event for kids and youngsters aged 7-15 at the Helsinki City Museum on Sunday April 22nd between 11am and 5pm. The hackathon is themed around hacking cultural heritage through old photos, sound archives, television clips and newspapers. You can join us for the entire day or just pop in for a quick workshop.

More information (in Finnish): https://juniorihackathon.fi/

The events Linkki organizes are mainly in Finnish. If you are interested in exploring our recent events, please look at news in Finnish.