Silicone Forest, Newark

October 14, 2015 10:36 am

Lincoln UTC took part in the launch of a new venture in Newark, Nottinghamshire. Marked as Silicone Forest, representatives and students from Lincoln UTC not only joined in the new concept but also offered their own workshop and computing expertise.

The counties of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire are truly inspiring places to be. The advances in technologies across the last 100 years, developed on our doorstep, have changed the front of the UK economy and revolutionised war itself.

Lincoln UTC was privileged enough to be part of another chapter of advancing technology and growth in this field: as part of the Silicon Forest launch. Located in Newark, to network, share best practice and develop digital industry: Lincoln UTC joined the foundation.

Information Communication technology (ICT) is readily available and an essential tool in anyone’s wallet. To communicate, network, pay, problem solve and develop. It is not just ICT anymore: a computer is a system, a programme is a tool and understanding the components within these is a science.

Hosted with a key note speaker, none other than our favourite Jason Bradbury our outstanding computer scientists ran three workshops for the general public. Not only demonstrating their outstanding knowledge, as winning the Astro Pi competition, but also how computer programming is a language that commands the mighty.
It was great that the team also got their own mini Worksop with Jason Bradbury himself as he stopped and challenged our students to the programme they developed for astronaut Tim Peake. Jason Bradbury also recognised their talent with a tweet in accolade to their skills.

Needless to say the day was a huge success in launching a budding network in the local area and also hopefully a future date to host Jason Bradbury back at his old school! Campaign JB2UTCLinc is all systems go!

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