SonicPi

Date:

Wednesday 28 August 10.30am - 12.30pm

Title:

Coding Music with a Raspberry Pi: A workshop for girls

Description:

Are you creative? Do you like music? Do you like computing? Are you looking for new ways to have fun on a Raspberry Pi? Then this is the summer session for you!

This session is designed mainly for 10 - 13 year old girls, but anyone can come along and have a go. You will use a programming language called Ruby and an application called Sonic Pi to create electronic music. You will use headphones to be able to hear the compositions that you make.

test The workshop is led by Carrie Anne Philbin, a secondary Computing & ICT Teacher at Robert Clack School and a member of the DfE Computing expert panel reviewing the new programme of study. She is currently collaborating with the Raspberry Pi Foundation on a scheme of work for KS3 to teach programming theory using the Pi as a synthesizer called Sonic Pi, an idea developed by Sam Aaron at Cambridge University.

As an advocate for women in tech, she created a YouTube video series for teenage girls called The Geek Gurl Diaries. The episodes include interviews with women working in technology and hands on computer science based tutorials. Carrie Anne is vice chair of the Computing At Schools initiative to get more girls and minority groups into computing called CAS #include and she helped to organise #define, a workshop based hack day for teenagers concentrating on delivering good content to include all.

Admission:

Admission to this workshop is £5 per person and this includes free entry for one adult to The National Museum of Computing on the day of the workshop.

Booking:

Places for this workshop must be booked in advance of the workshop to guarantee your place.

Click here to book your place


If you are coming only to TNMOC, there is no need to pay the Bletchley Park Trust entrance fee (the Bletchley Park Trust is a separate organisation). Please come to the Bletchley Park main gate and indicate to the gate staff that your intention is to visit TNMoC only and you will be directed to the museum in Block H.

Directions to TNMoC can be found by clicking here