Two blogs on computer weekly

One by Nicci Kerrison, last year’s winner, talking about what it was like to go back to the event and give a talk, and one by me talking about why I go to the Hopper and what I get out of it. It’s an excellent event and the posts are both good (if I do […]

A selection of AI related videos

I’ve been looking around for Turing Test or AI related videos – we’re running an AI technocamp soon and it’s quite often good to have a set of short videos to break things up. This is what I’ve got so far; I’m almost certainly going to use some of the first three; the rest might […]

Technocamps beach lab

Yesterday we held a Technocamps event on the prom at Aberystwyth – we took over the bandstand, and had various cool things on the prom, in the bandstand, and on the beach. I’m 20% on Technocamps, which runs computing workshops with schoolkids, and the beach lab was a kind of outreach thing. We can’t count […]

Turing sunflowers

Here in Aberystwyth computer science we have a pair of Turing Sunflowers. They’re just seedlings right now. The idea is that Alan Turing did some research into sunflowers, so there’s a big group science experiment going on this year (as part of the Turing Centenary) to grow sunflowers and finish off the work. You can […]

Interactive web programming hall of fame…

For my interactive web programming module, I set the task of writing a game in HTML5/JavaScript. The brief was to write a game to teach basic Welsh, but I’m kinda laid back about content so if students wanted to do something creative on another topic I was fine with that. Here are the best 6. […]