Technocamps Game Of Codes 2019 Coding Competition – Smart Cities

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Game of Codes is back as Technocamps pan-Wales National Programming Competition.  The competition will enable interested pupils to develop their problem solving, communication and teamwork skills as well as improving their knowledge of computer programming in a fun and inventive way. The challenge is to create a piece of software using Smart Cities as the theme.  Your software must have an original … Read More

The Institute of Coding Wales Launched to Tackle Digital Skills Gap

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The Institute of Coding (IoC) in Wales, a major partnership led by Swansea University, which forms part of the National Institute of Coding based in England to act on the digital skills gap and create the next generation of digital specialists, has been launched at the Senedd in Cardiff. The combined Welsh and English Institute of Coding provides a £21.2 million fund … Read More

Funding Announced for Programme Helping Youngsters Improve Computer Science Skills

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The announcement, at a Prince’s Trust event in Cardiff, confirmed that the University’s Technocamps Programme at the Department of Computer Science would receive £5.3 million from the European Social Fund. The three-year Technocamps Operation aims to inspire and motivate pupils across Wales to learn more about Computer Science and STEM subjects and will engage with 3,600 pupils. There is a particular … Read More

Technocamps & First Campus Artificial Intelligence Residential Conference 2018

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Thanks to funding, secured by Prof Andrew Ware, via the Journal Division of the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence Organisation, IJCAI, Technocamps, supported by First Campus, hosted a two night residential event for Year 12 pupils from across South East Wales. The event was held at the Treforest campus of USW and based within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering … Read More

Autonomous Artists a Huge Success!

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This year’s Technocamps Annual Robotics Competition gave artistic license to pupils across Wales to combine robotics with the creative world! The pupils were asked to put their creative hats on and combine the worlds of the arts with robotics and computer science.  The competition was a huge success with many teams getting the opportunity to show off their hard work, … Read More

Technocamps recognised for Outstanding Contribution to Public Engagement

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On June 21st Swansea University’s Research & Innovation activities were recognised as part of an awards evening which highlighted the breadth of research and innovation taking place at Swansea University.  Swansea University Vice-Chancellor Professor Richard B Davies said: “We are celebrating the distinctive Swansea University emphasis upon making a difference.  We are showcasing a wide range of exceptional research and innovation … Read More

Amelia Earhart Day 2018

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The 18th of June, 2018 marks the 90th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s landing just off the coast of Pwll and arriving in Burry Port and girls from local Burry Port Primary schools enjoyed a fun-packed morning to celebrate the event. Invited by Lee Waters AM the local schoolgirls were introduced to many fun-filled science activities under the expert instruction of … Read More

Technocamps at the Urdd Eisteddfod 2018

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Technocamps enjoyed a fun-filled week at this year’s Eisteddfod yr Urdd in Builth Wells. The stall was overrun by enthusiastic welsh pupils trying their hand at programming our LEGO Mindstorms NXT robots to solve a task. We also had pupils and parents trying out their problem-solving skills with our computational thinking games programmed in Scratch. The interest in our stall … Read More

Technocamps at the Urdd National Eisteddfod 2018

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Technocamps are running a stall at the 2018 National Eisteddfod Yr Urdd at the Royal Welsh Showgrounds in Builth Wells all half-term week. Come and find us in the South Glamorgan building opposite the main Pavilion. You’ll find us in the GwyddonLe along with other stalls from Swansea University Departments all about fun and interesting Science topics!  If you’d like … Read More

Technocamps Robotics Competition 2018 – Autonomous Artists

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We are pleased to announce that the Technocamps Robotics Competition is back with the final competition day to be held on the 5th of July 2018. The theme of this year’s competition is “Autonomous Artists” and we are challenging pupils from across Wales to answer the question: “Are robots capable of producing Art?”  The challenge is to design and create … Read More