I hope you have all had a good break. Here are a couple of things that
may appeal to you.
*The Hut Group Technology & Innovation Challenge 2014 - Ends Feb 15th 2015*
The aim of this contest is to create algorithms that can predict what
items a customer will buy in the future, based on what they’ve bought in
the past. Such algorithms are applied in making personalised
recommendations to customers about products that they are likely to be
We have a *£5,000 prize* on offer for the winners of the contest, along
with offers of *paid internships* at the Hut Group. Here’s a link:
*Oxford CoderDojo seeking volunteers*
Oxford CoderDojo is seeking volunteers to help with our weekly sessions
held every Saturday 11am - 1pm at 10 St Ebbe's Street (just by the
CoderDojo is a volunteer led global movement of free coding clubs for
young people (typically age 7 to 17), with nearly 400 clubs worldwide.
The Oxford branch is kindly hosted by NaturalMotion, but we need lots of
volunteer mentors to help run the sessions. Common activities include
using Scratch, a graphical programming language.
For more information, see http://coderdojo-oxford.com/. If you're
interested in volunteering as a mentor, please contact
edward.perkins(a)naturalmotion.com (the centre lead).
President - Oxford University Computer Society