A ‘Master Class’ in websites

Thursday 5 May 2016

A team from Bedford College is really a class of masters when it comes to website development. They have been selected by the international IT company Hewlett-Packard (HP) to test-drive the latest ‘virtual creativity’ technology.

The team is being given an exclusive preview of the HP Sprout, which allows a real life object to be placed on a special scanning panel and a 3-D image then appears on the screen.

“This is so very exciting,” said leading lecturer Ruth Tippell, pictured with the ‘master class’ at Bedford College’s multi-award-winning computing department,

“This opportunity has come their way after winning a competition to design a website for the national 157 group of FE colleges. In addition to the ‘Sprout’ they each won a Google Chrome tablet and printer. It was a great competition.”

The squad “Benny Ben & The Funky Bunch” were among a three teams from Bedford College who were short-listed in the finals alongside the best from the rest of the UK.

They were presented with a prize by Richard Fuller MP who is a member of the BIS “Business, Innovation and Skills” group of the House of Commons and supports the advancement of technology training among the young workforce. The event took place at the office of Google in London.

Ian Pryce CBE, Principal and CEO of Bedford College said: “This was an outstanding moment for the team and for Bedford College. It is proof that we are training young people to the highest standards in post-16 education.”

All the students are studying a Level 3 BTEC Diploma in IT course at Bedford College. 

If you would like a career in world class computing then go to www.bedford.ac.uk

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