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DMSG are proud to support the DVLA Code Challenge 2017

August 10, 2017

 

DMSG are proud to support the DVLA Code Challenge 2017 in Wales this November.

 

What is the DVLA Code Challenge?

 

DVLA is running a Wales National Coding Challenge for 7 to 11 year olds, in association with Code Club and the STEM Ambassador hub Wales, Incredible Oceans, Brake, The four Police Forces in Wales and School Beat, Road Safety Wales, The Fire and rescue Service and the British Army.

 

The challenge will enable interested pupils to develop their problem solving, communication and teamwork skills as well as improving their knowledge of computer programming in a fun and innovative way. Participants will also win thousands of pounds of IT equipment for their schools or Groups.

 

The event will be held on Tuesday 28th November at the Richard Ley Development Centre in Swansea, between 10am – 3pm. If you would like to get your school involved, enter here http://dvlacodechallenge.dvla.gov.uk/Enter

 

The DMSG Commitment

 

As a lead sponsor, DMSG is purchasing 150 Raspberry Pi Start Kits and 10 Lego Mindstorms, for participating schools and pupils.

As a Cardiff based company we are committed to supporting our community. To ensure innovation for the future, we feel that businesses need to play a part in education and we are keen to support initiative that encourage our future generation into the technology sector.  

 

Richard Foster Technical Director at DMSG added:

 

“DMSG are really excited to be a key sponsor of the DVLA Code Challenge this year. As a company based in Cardiff we feel it’s vital to support IT initiatives for children in Wales. The funding we are donating will be used to provide much needed IT equipment to households and schools across South Wales. 

 

Working with government agencies like DVLA we understand that Wales is a fantastic pool for IT talent though there is so much more that can be done.  Encouraging IT education for children and supporting initiatives like this will make computing accessible to a future generation of IT professionals. These professionals will help shape welsh businesses, transform IT services and inject life into an already growing and thriving economy”

 

Get involved with Programming, Imagine it, Code it, Build it, and Win it!

 

To find out more about the event or if you would like to get involved visit the website for further information http://dvlacodechallenge.dvla.gov.uk/

 

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