WiST Webinar: Finding a Work/Life Balance

Megan ChickEvent, News, News and Events

Technocamps’ WiST events are aimed at women in the technology sector (or with a keen interest in the industry) to learn from other inspirational women and network with like-minded people. All events are entirely free thanks to funding support from the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund. We’re all still trying to find out what works best for us in the … Read More

Case Study: Becki Bawler

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Becki Bawler has been involved with Technocamps for about 6 years. Having qualified as a French teacher but with a little IT experience and an interest in the subject, she became the IT teacher and used support from Technocamps to run more computing based activities for learners at her school. Becki also attended an Introduction to Python workshop a few years … Read More

Computer Scientist Posters

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We have designed some bilingual posters with information about well-known computer scientists for you to display in your classroom. These figures all appear in the curriculum and these posters contain useful information about their work. There are individual posters and a larger poster that contains biographies from all six scientists: James Gosling, Ada Lovelace, Alan Turing, Tim Berners-Lee, Steve Jobs … Read More

Technocamps Awarded for Diversity and Inclusivity in STEM

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On 16 November 2022, Technocamps received a STEM Inspiration Award for Outstanding Contribution to Widening Participation, Diversity and Inclusion in STEM. The award, sponsored by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), was presented by Baroness Brown of Cambridge at an awards ceremony in the House of Lords in London. Technocamps is a pan-Wales schools, community and industry outreach programme based at … Read More

International Women’s Day 2023

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Technocamps and Institute of Coding in Wales | International Women’s Day 2023 Join us as we celebrate Women in STEM and 20 years of Technocamps on Wednesday 8th March. The annual ITWales International Women’s Day Celebration provides an insight into the diverse range of business and career opportunities for women in the 21st Century. It offers a platform for sharing … Read More

Technocamps and the Cardiff Region

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We inspire and motivate young people across Wales to think differently about Computer Science. Our work in South Wales has supported 1,500 young people and 50 teachers in the Cardiff Capital Region since the beginning of our EU funding in 2018. Find out more below…

Newsbyte: Autumn 2022

Megan ChickNews, Newsletter

Shwmae and welcome to the Autumn 2022 edition of Newsbyte! We’re in a new academic year and we have big plans for the winter. As always, get in touch if there is anything we can help you with. Here’s what we have been up to since the last edition…

Technocamps wins prestigious STEM award

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Technocamps has been named Informatics Europe’s 2022 Best Practices in Education Award winner. Technocamps is a Welsh Government-funded STEM outreach programme with hubs in every university across the country. Its main goal is digitally upskilling children and adults in Wales and has now gained International recognition for its innovative educational practices. Organised by Informatics Europe and sponsored by Microsoft, the … Read More

Case Study: Julie Walters

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Julie worked as Technocamps’s Project Manager between 2018-2021, which inspired her to develop her computing skills as the programme aimed to upskill the children and workforce in Wales. Here, she tells us more about her experience with Technocamps as both a staff member and a student. Tell us a little about yourself.I am Julie Walters. I tell everyone that I … Read More

10 Black Pioneers in Computer Science

Megan ChickBlog, News

Each October, we honour Black History Month by sharing, celebrating and understanding the impact of Black heritage and culture. Let’s take a look at 10 Black pioneers in Computer Science that have made the industry what it is today.. 1. Katherine JohnsonYou may know of Katherine Johnson from the film Hidden Figures. Her work as a mathematician and “human computer” … Read More