CONEL computing students beat four London schools to win first prize at the recent Digital Catapult Teen Tech event last month (10 March). The Higher National Certificate (HNC) group used their skills to combat the challenges of setting up a network and reducing data traffic and collision. The event took place at the Digital Catapult Theatre in London on Euston Road.
The event included a range of computing activities and competitions focusing on cyber and internet security. The day was filled with fun challenges and the students found out more about the skills needed and the opportunities across many different industries. The students had the great opportunity to work alongside top security experts from GCHQ, BT, Symantec, Raytheon and the National Crime Cyber Unit.
Alexandros Christoudias studying HNC Computing and Systems Development said: “The event was surprisingly interesting, entertaining and mesmerising”. Satar Rahmani, ICT and Computing Lecturer states: “It was a fantastic experience where our students learned about the cyber security industry and networked with professionals in leading companies”.
The Digital Catapult was set up in 2013 by Innovate UK to drive future economic growth in the digital economy. It is a not for profit research and development organisation.
- Last Updated: 15 April 2016