Paessler 2018 Bytes Festivals at The National Museum of Computing

29 March to 8 April 2018
On seven days, 12 noon to 5pm

The Paessler 2018 Bytes Festivals at The National Museum of Computing on the Bletchley Park Estate start again on 29 March 2018 with lots of hands-on events and workshops until 8 April 2018.

This year Paessler Spring Bytes starts with a very special movie day on Thursday 29 March – visitors can take part in some of the trials and hazards from Ready Player One, the Ernest Cline novel and now a hot new science fiction film. You can even use the hardware that is mentioned in the novel and film.

On Friday 30 March, it’s the Big Board Game Day. There are plenty of computer games at the museum, but let’s go old school for the day and explore ice-breakers, team games, and, if you’re brave enough, some spooky horror games!

Saturday 31 March sees the Cryptic Codeword Challenge with talks on the machines that broke Hitler’s Lorenz cipher. See if you have what it takes to break a code.

On Sunday 1 April, see and hear Station X, pre-internet communications, on the centenary of the Royal Air Force. See the technologies they used during the Second World War in places like Bletchley Park. There will also be the first SoundBytes session of the season with the latest weirdest ways of making music digitally.

Monday 2 April is SoundBytes Day 2 with our techno-music volunteer who can help you make sounds from even a piece of cardboard! Come and be inspired by his digi-music world.

On Thursday 5 April, parents and children can experience Explore Learning. Their methods of unlocking imagination and learning are suited to anyone aged 4 to 14.

On the morning of Friday 6 April, is the Museum’s acclaimed Relaxed Opening sessions for people with autism. Register for free soon as numbers must be limited to ensure the sessions meet the need!

The afternoon of Friday 6 April sees the return of the very popular Hour of Code. Already they have reached 10% of students across the world! Come and see how they teach computing skills.

The final weekend holds in store a special surprise that might just involve drones …

See the museum’s website to keep up-to-date on the events and to register to ensure your place

The 2018 Bytes Festivals are sponsored by Paessler AG, the global network management specialist and makers of PRTG Network Monitor. Paessler also sponsor the very popular Relaxed Opening Sessions for people with autism.

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