Witchford pupils get to grips with computer coding

PUBLISHED: 11:23 13 March 2015

Dr Sam Aaron at Witchford Village College

Dr Sam Aaron at Witchford Village College


Cambridge University academic Dr Sam Aaron introduced pupils to the world of coding on a visit to Witchford Village College, this week.

Dr Sam Aaron at Witchford Village CollegeDr Sam Aaron at Witchford Village College

Dr Aaron is the creator of the musical programming environment, Sonic Pi, and a researcher at the University of Cambridge’s computer lab.

Dr Aaron came in to visit students at Witchford to talk about Sonic Pi and music technology.

A spokesman for the college said: “He showed students how they can use their computers and Raspberry Pi in music technology and explained the importance of coding in 21st century Britain.

“The presentation included lots of practical demonstrations as to how the students could write code and produce their own music. The students thoroughly enjoyed the session and there were lots of questions about the applications of code.

“Dr Aaron then went on to show how code was used in writing a programme such as Minecraft which proved very popular and hopefully has inspired future generations of computer programmers.”

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