Chase students on way to Google after winning competitionPosted on 26/07/2017
Continuing their recent strong record of success in national Computing competitions such as CISCO Little Big Awards, six Chase Computer Science students (Jake Walker, Joe Charrot, Adam Charrot, Will Scargill, Oscar Hoyle, Joshua Nixon), mentored by Dr Adrian Burden (Managing Director of the social enterprise Innovate Malvern CIC and organiser of the Raspberry Pi computer jams at the Wyche Innovation Centre in Malvern) have been very successful in this year’s National “Raspberry Pioneers” / “Make It Outdoors” Computing challenge.
They blew the judges away by the quality of their entry and as one of the National Winners of this competition, have been invited to London to receive their prize – an all-expenses paid trip to “Raspberry Pioneers Summer Camp”, a very special event taking place at the Google Headquarters in Kings Cross in July, a superb opportunity.
“The coders demonstrated teamwork, project management skills, and imagination; coming up with their working Raspberry Pi-based plant irrigation device which integrated hardware with software all within a tight deadline. They also produced a great 2-minute team video that succinctly described their prototype in a clear and engaging way”, stated their industrial mentor, Dr Adrian Burden.
John Palmer, Faculty Leader for Computing & Business at The Chase, said: \”I am delighted at the success of our students in this competition, they have worked so hard and it is thoroughly deserved. It is also vital that we encourage both creative entrepreneurial spirit and Computer Science, because the creation of small to medium technology companies could well provide the key to the UK’s future economic prosperity.”
(Joe Charrot, Adam Charrot, Jake Walker, Oscar Hoyle, Will Scargill)