Want to learn how to encrypt secret messages? Want to be able to crack secret messages? Want to build your very own World War 2 Enigma machine?
Come along to technoJAM on the 9th September at Southport College and meet with the team from Quantum Technology Club. We’ve got lots of exciting and interesting things for you to do and learn. Best of all, TICKETS ARE FREE!
Encrypting and cracking secret messages
Lots of people need to keep information safe these days. Whilst password protection helps to protect data, people do use passwords that are easily cracked because they need to be able to remember it. The answer is to encrypt your data and secret messages so that they cannot be easily read by anybody that manages to get hold of them.
Rebecca (amateur radio callsign M6BUB) will be running a Coding School during technoJAM where you will be able to encrypt and crack secret messages using a variety of different techniques. We’ll start off with nice simple methods and work our way up.
Rebecca has just completed a Computer Science Diploma at Southport College during which time she studied, among other things, Data and Information Security. During the course she enhanced her existing knowledge of encrypting secret messages gained through an interest in the history of Bletchley Park and the Enigma machine.
Rebecca is also a licensed amateur radio operator and can often be found transmitting messages (not encrypted though) to other amateur radio operators around the world using computers and wireless transmitters and receivers – no Internet involved.
Quantum Technology Club
The Quantum Technology Club is a group of people who are interested in, learn about and experiment with all different types of technology. Some are in to electronics, some computer programming, others 3D printing; but these are just a few of the technologies we cover.
If you share an interest in technology, regardless of whether you’re a complete novice, or a seasoned professional, why not come along to one of our meetings. We meet on the first and third Thursday of the month with a few exceptions. We’d love to see you.