Two blogs on computer weekly

May 30, 2012 / 0 comments

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…

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A selection of AI related videos

May 20, 2012 / 0 comments

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…

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Technocamps beach lab

May 13, 2012 / 1 comment

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…

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Turing sunflowers

May 9, 2012 / 0 comments

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…

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Interactive web programming hall of fame…

May 3, 2012 / 0 comments

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….

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