Well done to four young coders who are the winners of OCR’s Raspberry Pi coding competition.
In the summer we invited young people to submit their ideas for a recipe or instructions for the Raspberry Pi in 100 lines of code or less. The winners are:
Zachary said: “I'm so happy I've won the competition. Now I can fit my house with a motion sensitive CCTV camera using the camera board I have won. For me, winning an OCR recipe card competition means so much because it was the recipe cards that got me into electrical engineering. I love computing because it allows me to combine creativity with logic and math to build something which I can appreciate and use!”
If you would like some help and tips on using a Raspberry Pi, you can find lots of OCR recipe cards, classroom challenges and resources on the dedicated page. OCR also launched the first ever MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) designed to support the teaching of computing in schools - with our partners Cambridge University Press and Raspberry Pi. Visit the MOOC website to find out more and watch more than eighty tutorial videos online.
Today the Little Miss Geek campaign is asking everyone to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day (15 October) by commemorating and supporting women and girls in technology.
OCR ICT Curriculum Leader Alison Pearce is enthusiastic about getting young people involved in tech. She said: “The HER in Hero day is an opportunity for girls to identify how many women are actually key influencers in technology, and to investigate the roles these women have within it. Educators should embrace this initiative and engage learners, specifically girls, in extending their understanding of the application of technology in the modern world and their role in pushing the boundaries of this technology to make a difference.”
Lots of schools will be taking part and there’s lots of information and resources available online.