About this day
This inspirational day of KS5 computer science will take your students to the cutting edge in fields such as computer vision, software development, algorithms, pure programming and computer systems. Five renowned speakers from universities, industries and the media will reveal computer science at its very best and your students will have a whole lot of fun along the way. This day also features a special session with hints and tips for examination success.
Programme & speakers
Augmented reality Tushar Sharma, Blippar
About Tushar Sharma
Tushar works at Blippar, a visual discovery app, using augmented reality and machine learning to bring the physical world to life through smartphones and wearables.
The magic of computer science Paul Curzon, Queen Mary, University of London
When you learn to be a magician, it turns out you are learning the skills needed to be a great computer scientist too: computational thinking. Paul will demonstrate some real magic tricks and teach the group how they are done so they can do the tricks themselves. Students will then use the magic to learn the linked basics of computer science and see what computational thinking is all about and how both magicians and computer scientists rely on it.
About Paul Curzon
Paul is a Professor of Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London. He co-created the EPSRC funded magazine cs4fn. In 2010 he was made a National Teaching Fellow by the Higher Education Academy. This is the most prestigious award for teaching in the UK. Paul won the EPSRC’s “New Computer Science Writer of the Year” Award 2007 and his current research concerns interaction design and human error.