Technocamps Robotics Competition 2019 – Disaster Droids

adminCompetition, Event, News, News and Events

We are pleased to announce that the Technocamps Robotics Competition is back with the final competition day to be held on the 17th of July 2019. The theme of this year’s competition is “Disaster Droids” and we are challenging pupils from across Wales to answer the question: “Can robots provide relief where humans cannot?”  The challenge is to design and … Read More

Super Science Sunday comes to Swansea

adminEvent, News, News and Events

The Technocamps team was privileged to have been invited to participate in Super Science Sunday, organised by Swansea University‘s Oriel Science project as part of British Science Week 2019.  Visitors at the event taking place in the wonderful surroundings of the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea, were treated to a huge range of interactive science exhibits and were given the opportunity to explore current research with talks … Read More

Technocamps’ Smart Cities Coding Competition arrives at Cardiff University for the 2019 Finals

adminCompetition, Event, News, News and Events

Technocamps recently headed to the capital for the national finals of its annual coding competition, this year hosted by Cardiff University.  Pupils from across Wales were set the challenge to create a piece of software on the theme of Smart Cities. The judges were overwhelmed by the creativity, innovation and technical skills demonstrated by all the teams who entered, and by the exceptionally high … Read More

Technocamps celebrates International Women’s Day 2019 at our Gala Dinner

adminEvent, News, News and Events

Now in its 19th year, Technocamps was once again pleased to host the ITWales International Women’s DayCelebration, which took place at the Marriott Hotel in Swansea on Friday 8th March 2019.  This year’s event focused on Early Career Development and our speakers offered insight, understanding and inspiration to over 180 assembled guests who had gathered for the Gala Event. Our regular host for the evening was Mr Kevin Johns … Read More

Technocamps goes Global

adminEvent, News, News and Events

The Technocamps team has recently returned from an incredible overseas adventure, taking the programme global with a trip to Hong Kong alongside our collaborative partners Theatr na nÓg. The SPARK Festival is a brand-new British Council event, which celebrates creativity across the arts, sciences and education.  Technocamps was privileged to be asked to join in the festivities by providing specially designed technical workshops to complement the … Read More

ITWales International Women’s Day Dinner 2019 – Celebrating Women in Welsh IT

adminEvent, News, News and Events

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 and offers a platform for sharing experiences, knowledge and best practice for women, particularly those working within science and technology. This year’s theme is “Supporting Early Career Development” and is sponsored by Technocamps at Swansea … Read More

Technocamps Game Of Codes 2019 Coding Competition – Smart Cities

adminCompetition, Event, News, News and Events

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

adminEvent, News, News and Events

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

adminEvent, News, News and Events

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

adminEvent, News, News and Events

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