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Aspiring programmers of tomorrow

Thursday August 24, 2017

Christchurch Educated and Study Dunedin joined forces earlier this month to host a group of 23 Chinese students from three high schools in Panzhihua city, Sichuan Province.  The group spent several days at the EPIC Innovation Hub in Christchurch, working with local Christchurch students on entrepreneurial ideas that could benefit both NZ and Chinese cities.   The ideas were imaginative and innovative, covering areas such as rubbish and road safety using extensions of technology available now via the Internet of Things and Virtual Reality. 

The group spent also a couple of days in Dunedin, where SIGNAL hosted them for a short but engaging tech session involving an introduction to micro-bit coding, and developing their own app.  Despite their limited tech exposure at school (Microsoft Office and Excel), their youthful energy and intuition had them very quickly developing their own ideas. We hope that the group is able to build their skills in this area when they return home.  

A big thank you to Phillipa Dick from Hatch Education for her amazing instructional skills, and Dr Haibo Zhang from the University of Otago Department of Computer Science for his valuable help.    


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