CodeKitchen #23: First Contact | July 15, 2017

Speak like an alien

Taught by: Roland Turner, Ham Radio Aficionado 

How would you recognize the presence of an alien intelligence? How would you communicate with it at a distance? What would say to it? What might it want to say to you? Explore these ideas and more, and use a real radio to try to communicate with a simulated alien. We will explore some of the underlying ideas of extraterrestrial radio communications and hack  small radio devices. 

 By the end of the workshop, participants will have

    -     an understanding of radio communications in space
    -     hands-on experience controlling a radio with software; and
    -     the experience of decoding messages that contain no known human language