Taking Control at Christmas Bytes

Stephen Fleming, Palam Communications  |  Published: Dec 14th 2017

Taking control is the theme of the fun-filled three-day Bytes Festival between Christmas and New Year at The National Museum of Computing on Bletchley Park. The forward-looking museum will be buzzing each afternoon between 28 and 30 December 2017 with parents, sons and daughters coding robots, programming Minecraft and experimenting with the future of voice control and response. Learning has never been so much fun.


Cubetto Robot Takeover: On the afternoon of 28 December, the robots take over. Drop-in workshops for families will give them the chance to play with Cubetto and code the robots’ actions.

Free registration as part of the usual Museum entrance fee: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cubetto-the-coding-robot-takeover-tickets-40183140856#tickets


Hour of Code with Minecraft: On Friday afternoon 29 December, the global Code.org network will introduce a brand-new Minecraft activity with different sessions for boys and girls of different ages so that anyone from 8 to 13 can take part in an hour-long workshop exploring Minecraft through coding.

Free registration as part of usual Museum entrance fee: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/codeorgs-2017-hour-of-code-tickets-40186506924


Spoken Syntax will be the Museum’s last event of 2017 on Saturday afternoon 30 December and will point the way to the future of voice control and response with Alexa and Echo. A crack team from The Open University will show how all the family and control gadgets in a way you never thought possible.

Free registration as part of usual Museum entrance fee: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spoken-syntax-can-you-hear-the-echo-tickets-41235627873


Registering for all events is recommended to ensure of a reserved place. Registration is free, and the usual Museum entrance fee can be paid on the day. Special discounted Bytes family tickets are available on the door. The whole of the Museum is open during the three-day Bytes Festival.

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