Come and celebrate the Hour of Code in grand style with HackLab at Microsoft Research and take part in a 90 minute workshop filled with fun, learning and cutting-edge technology!
We delve into the realms of Mozart, MetaeX, Skrillex and Fatboy Slim. We drop some fat beats using the incredible SonicPi, a program which turns your code into sweet, sweet music live and in real time. Using the Ruby language, we explore musical scales, tempo and timing, composition and chords. Once we have a decent melody going, we dive into variables and threads by adding a chocolatey bassline and sampling a rapturous drum loop to create your own personal nightclub anthem, movie theme or game tune.
No experience necessary, suitable for ages 8 - 16 years.
Parents are welcome to stay and join in (no need to reserve an extra ticket), or wait in the lobby area and enjoy a tea or coffee.
All equipment provided.