Launch Party – Monday 29th June 2013, BCS London
About the event
Our official launch took place at BCS headquarters in London.
After a welcome from #include chair Laura Dixon, attendees were treated to an inspiring speech by BBC Click presenter Kate Russell about how she became interested in technology – beginning when her brother was bought a BBC Micro computer!
Next up was Amy Morris, a final year undergraduate at Sheffield Hallam University who had been working on girls perceptions of ICT and whether they can be changed through the use of technology. Finally we pitted our panel of Carrie Anne Philbin, Nicki Maddams, Phillip Bryant and Dan Bowen against questions from the floor and Twitter, resulting in some interesting debate about the diversity issues in Computing.
Whilst enjoying some refreshments kindly sponsored by OCR, we were then treated to a series of ‘stalls’ where attendees could find out about new technology and resources for their classroom, ranging from Piface and Sonic Pi to Chris Roffey’s excellent resources. Visual Minutes were drawn by Creative Connection and we recorded a live stream of the event for those who missed it.