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Torbay Tech Jam inspires children to code

5th May 2015

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Local technology enthusiasts Paul Sutton and Tom Brough have set up Torbay Tech Jam, a club designed for people with a passion for technology.

At the sessions, which are held at Paignton Library and Information Centre, children can learn more about computer coding, programming, hardware and robotics, while working on their own technology projects.

As the new curriculum introduces Computational Thinking skills, Torbay Tech Jam plays its part in achieving the wider picture by helping create more coders and engineers for the technology industry.

Martin Foulger, Chair of Torbay Hi Tech Forum, said: “These sessions provide a great opportunity to help youngsters develop into the software engineers of the future. This would be a huge benefit for the local technology companies in Torbay’s Hi Tech cluster.”

Paul Sutton said: “Our Tech Jam sessions are designed to be fun and informal, while being informative. With world leading technology companies on our doorstep right here in Torbay, these skills can be used to work in an ever-growing industry.”

Sponsors, including TDA and Torbay Hi Tech Forum, have helped support the sessions by providing new raspberry pi kits, to encourage those who do not have Pi’s to get into computer programming and coding.

The Torbay Hi-tech Forum along with key partners are working hard to encourage the next generation to develop technical skills which will benefit them in future careers, and particularly in Torbay’s growing hi-tech sector.

To be part of this fantastic programme come along to Torbay Tech Jam’s next session on Saturday 9th May from 1-3pm. Sessions run on the second Saturday of every month.

To become a sponsor or for more information about Torbay Tech Jam visit www.torbaytechjam.org.uk

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