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Year 13 student catches attention of Reading Buses' CEO

Year 13 UTC Reading student Jonathan Foot secured a summer job at Reading Buses after catching the attention of their CEO.

Jonathan developed a programme, which would drastically improve efficiencies and customer experience in their business.

Jonathan, who is currently studying Computer Science, Physics and Maths A - Levels at UTC Reading, was becoming increasingly frustrated whenever his bus was late. In his free time, he came across the Reading Open Data Application Programming Interface (API), a free and public API for Reading residents. It gives access to live data on buses, roads, parking and roadwork issues.

Jonathan said: “Reading Buses was claiming that the Pink bus services were underperforming and had suggested cutting them. This, along with my bus often being late, sparked the development of my Twitter BOT.”

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