This Saturday we have a special speaker who will be giving us a talk titled: “Bioinformatics, omics and omes: how biologists use code to understand DNA”. It’s a fantastic opportunity to learn about how coding has uses in different fields and how the scientific community is using code to deal with large amounts of data. Rachel, our speaker, is a computational biologist at FERA and is coming to talk to us about her how she uses Python to detect pathogens in DNA and provide some insight into how her coding has transformed the work she does. We’re really looking forward to hearing her speak.

Besides this, we also have the next Scratch lesson, our final Excel class and our hackspace and makerspace will be in full swing. A gentle reminder to the people signed up to the Robotics class starting on Sunday at St. John’s Mill. You should all have been contacted by email, don’t forget to turn up 🙂

A quick note to let you know that we’re starting a number of different courses after Easter, in particular an HTML and CSS course for kids (9-11). This would be a great opportunity for those who have already done our Scratch and Python classes to learn about how to build websites. If you’re interested, please drop me a line at to sign up for this. We’re also planning an introduction to Microsoft Publisher for our older students, so watch this space for more details!

So come and join us this Saturday to learn something new and share what you know!