Code Clock Summer School of Programming


Queen's University, Belfast

School of Computing, Malone Rd, Belfast
Co. Belfast

Code Clock Summer School is one of several education and training services provided by Code Clock to support the development of programming skills in Northern Ireland.

The ability to program is becoming an increasingly valuable skill in the jobmarket with more and more employers seeking talented software developers. Each year a number of major IT employers in Northern Ireland require a large number of programmers to help fill new roles withi their company.

Currently there is no formal coding curriculum in Northern Irish schools, either primary or secondary, which recognises and promotes the teaching of fundamental programming and computational skills and concepts. Programming is taught sporadically with the quality and depth of instructions inconsistent between schools.

Code Clock Summer School of Programming aims to fill this void in the education system by providing high quality instruction in world-class facilities using the latest teaching technologies and strategies. Each workshop is led by an experienced instructor with a proven track record of getting the best out of young people under their charge.

Each workshop will provide will not only provide an introduction to the fundamentals of each programming language but also a framework through which students can seek to develop their own knowledge and skills.

Hosted annually in Queen's University (Belfast), the Summer School of Programming has quickly established itself as the premier programming event in Northern Ireland, providing students with first-rate teaching in world-class facilities.

Following the success of last years’ programming workshops, we are delighted to announce the workshop* line-up for this years summer school. These are:

  • Modding with Minecraft (using Java);
  • Coding with C#;
  • Programming with Python;
  • Ruby on Rails.

*Please note that each workshop lasts 2 hours each day for the five days

Hosted in the newly-refurbished, uber-cool Bernard Crossland Building, home of the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at QUB, the summer school will run from the 7th of August until the 11th of August.

The workshops are open to all young people all aged between 11-18. 

Each workshop comes with unliminted, free refreshments just in case any of our young leaners needs a quick snack or drink to keep them tuned in!

For more information on any of these workshops or to book your place please visit our website or contact us by email 


There are four workshops each day for five days from the 7th of August until the 11th of August.

Entrance Fee

See website for workshop costs. Significant 'early bird' discounts available.