1. Joshua LOWE 2. Kenneth Shinozuka 3. Gitanjali Rao 4. Suman Mulumudi 5. Celestine Wenardy
Is Python accessible? Is Python easy for kids to get into? Learn to code with Fire Tech
Why is using Unreal Engine perfect for young learners? What is Unreal Engine? So, what exactly is an Engine? So why is it… Unreal? Learn 3D game development with Fire Tech
1. Python is taught at schools and universities 2. Python is a low-level language (more ‘human-like’) 3. Python makes use of object-oriented programming 4. Python has lots of functionality 5. Used lots in industry, and can support your child’s career Learn Python with Fire Tech
1. Gladys Mae West (1930-) Gladys Mae West is an American mathematician. Her calculations and programming were vital in constructing a mathematical model of the earth’s shape, a geoid. Her work was vital in the construction of today’s GPS system. 2. Dr. Evelyn Boyd Granville (1924-) Dr. Evelyn Boyd Granville was the second African-American woman […]
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1. Learn An Object-Oriented Language 2. It’s Used Globally In Industry 3. The Environment Is Platform Independent 4. Enables Access To Libraries 5. Easy To Learn Learn Java programming with Fire Tech:
Lesson 1: How to identify and manage emotions Lesson 2: How to invest in physical health Lesson 3: Why building a support network is necessary Lesson 4: How to live with purpose Lesson 5: Why education is never complete
Let’s recap! Data Science focuses on the interpretation of data. Machine Learning (ML) is, yes as indicated, machine learning and decision making derived from data. ML increasingly uses artificial neural networks to reenact the human brain and nervous system. And A.I.? Well A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) is the mother of these subsets and defines the action […]
To celebrate women in engineering, we spoke to three female engineers working at Vattenfall Heat UK. A company that’s committed to delivering low carbon heating solutions around the UK, and is a prime example of how a career in STEM can lead to solving critical problems that face society today, such as climate change and […]
1. Interactive Infographics Designer More than simply computer graphics, this role involves communicating aggregated data in visual form. Hugely creative, designers bring clarity to sets of numbers and, using 2D & 3D graphics, present them in informative and interesting designs. Information is Beautiful offers a great insight into the power of data visualisation (data viz). […]
[row] [columns class=”medium-2″] [/columns][columns class=”medium-8″] Once a sci-fi fantasy, augmented reality (AR) is now within everyone’s reach. AR superimposes digital information and images on to the real world. Over the past few years AR technology has dramatically improved and is now available on most phones. Apple CEO, Tim Cook, believes that AR is the […]
According to Elon Musk, we should all be very wary of artificial intelligence. In fact, Elon is so concerned about AI’s threat to humanity that he started an organisation (OpenAI) to research how to make it safer. Many experts disagree that there’s an impending threat and charge Elon Musk with stirring up unneeded panic, so […]
We asked Dave Ames, one of our curriculum developers to answer a question we get a lot – how does our Teen Coding with Python course dovetail with the GCSEs? Here’s what he had to say: All of the GCSE Computer Science Specifications require the student to complete a substantial programming project (15-20 hours) solving […]
I recently took a trip to the US to visit a number of universities and to better understand what they were looking for in students. Full disclosure, this was for my own daughter, who is graduating from a London secondary school next spring. At the three Ivy League colleges we visited – MIT, Columbia, and […]
There are loads of articles on the importance to the economy in “filling the digital skills gap” and teaching coding. The implication here is that we need an army of programmers for the good of the country, working on new apps, data analyses and robots. But that’s only a tiny part of the story. A […]
Johannes, our Python tutor, explains why. Coding is a hot topic. Last summer break our Python course was hugely popular as many kids are showing the desire to learn this programming language. Here’s what you need to know about our Python course. What’s Python and how is it used? Python is a high-level interpreted programming language. […]
The growth of the internet and the reliable, exponential growth in the power of computer chips over the past few decades has forever changed the way we live, shop, learn, and consume. Social media, smartphones, and the millions of developed apps are pervasive and second nature to many of us. But what is to come […]
Fire Tech Crew is our 10-week Saturday programme for 9-12 year olds starting September 16th until December 2nd in Notting Hill, London. In this exploratory programme students jump start their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) journey as our specialist tutors bring subjects to life for two hours in the morning or the afternoon […]
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“Most of us lived this through the interface. But, in the midst of all this easy-to-use technology, somehow we lost touch with the fact that someone has to build it all. And the kids have become consumers, sitting slack-jawed and motionless above the wrists for hours, killing baddies but never knowing the thrill of summoning the code-driven genies themselves. So how can we halt this decline? It’s simple – let’s get young people excited about coding.”
“Then when we turn the kids loose on the world, they get to work and they find out that no matter how well prepared they are – the goal posts have shifted. Work means learning new skills all the time. It’s the person who can do something with what they know, rather than just knowing facts, is the one who is going to solve the problems.
Our young people need to learn how to think about projects, how to work on those projects and overcome frustrations and set backs, and how to implement and communicate solutions. Not only is our economy built on this kind of innovation, but as humans, we all want to create.”
A look at some of the young tech entrepreneurs who are making a big impact on the world!
I read with interest this article this morning. The gist is that all of this assessment-driven teaching is squashing our kids’ creativity. This paragraph in particular jumped out at me: “Creativity is nurtured by freedom and stifled by the continuous monitoring, evaluation, adult-direction, and pressure to conform that restrict children’s lives today. In the real […]
A look how corporate organisations can help educate the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs through sponsorship and scholarship assistance.
Measuring the impact and success of Fire Tech Camp: The early results from our surveys to parents and campers.
The opportunities for jobs in the computer tech industry are ever increasing, but there’s a problem. Many of the job roles within the field sound dry and dull or just plain baffling. But now we’re blowing their grey, dusty covers off. We’ve picked four jobs that have been posing as boring IT roles but are, […]