YRS at TNMOC
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This week a Young Rewired State group is having fun during the Summer Bytes festival at the home of Colossus developing their coding skills and mashing data in wondrous ways. And opting to think about exams during the holidays!
Dave Sussman, TNMOC volunteer and co-ordinator of the YRS group at TNMOC said: "This is a great bunch of youngsters and they are very keen. They all participated last year and one group reached the final, winning a silver medal for their design. This year, that group have opted to solve a problem that’s directly related to them – exams! They’re building a website that will allow you to query against the exam board data, to find commonly asked questions and solutions from past exams."
Several young people are working on their own ideas that include:
- A website showing a world map, allowing you to select countries and see the Fragility, Conflict and Violence details from the International Development Agency.
- A travel application, showing you what’s around (pubs, shops, etc), when at bus stops and train stations, for those times when your train is late or cancelled
- An application analysing tweets for weather information, to show current weather – crowd-sourced weather!
Young Rewired State is an independent global network of kids aged 18 and under who have taught themselves to program computers. We introduce these children to like-minded peers at events around the world where they use freely available open data to make websites, apps and algorithms to solve real world challenges.