BETT 2017: 25th – 28th January 2017

This a an extremely delayed blog post about BETT 2017, I should have done this months ago but have never got round to doing it yet. So, on the last week of January 2017, I finally managed to get to BETT, where I was able to see what developments have been made within the education sector and the sorts of technology that are available to schools. These technologies ranged from assistive technology to improve the experience of education due to a disability to small pieces of technology to teach as many people to code as possible. There seemed to be…

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Recovering from Mozfest 2016 (Post-MozFest)

So, following on from my last story/post/whatever these things are called?     How did it go? Well, umm… yeah, ha OK? That’s all I can really say to that. Needless to say, some parts went really well and other parts went shockingly badly and me being me, I’ll focus on the terrible bits. Well Friday, for me, mostly consisted of setting up the two Raspberry Pi rooms and then sneaking off to the Demo Party without Andrew knowing so that I didn’t make the mistake I did last year and not see other things at the festival. So I took the…

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The Return to Mozfest (Pre-MozFest)

So, last year was my first time at Mozfest, it was quite overwhelming and an amazing experience at the same time. This year I’m going back as a session leader, rather than just a general volunteer (don’t know whether that’s a good thing yet or not, I’m sure we’ll find out). I’m now 19 and am coming into this year as the organizer of Kent Jams, an outcome from last year’s festival and a recently started apprentice. So I’m hoping that this year will be less overwhelming, more enjoyable and allows me to get something different from the event than…

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