22 October 2016: Workshop “What’s in the cloud? Gaming & Artificial Intelligence ” for school students from South Auckland

STEM-TEC organised and ran a workshop on computer science, IT, gaming and artificial intelligence at AUT's South Campus for South Auckland school students. The workshop was a part of the STEM-TEC and CoLab project "STEMpreneurial Bugs for South Auckland Youth" supported by a $25,000 grant from the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment within the New Zealand government initiative "Unlocking Curious Minds". There were very interesting and visual presentations on gaming by Dr Roopak Sinha and Steffan Hooper; human-computer interaction by Dr Philip Carter; IT and entrepreneurship by Nick Pattison; and cloudification of IT by Associate Professor Jairo Gutierrez. There were also several engaging hands-on activities on developing games using playing cards and dice and setting up and modifying rules for them. They were run by Steffan Hooper with support from four AUT postgraduate student assistants. Three prizes (vouchers of $70, $50 and $30) were given to the most active participants.

Some photos from the workshop: