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Students join first Thingithon

Four UTC Reading students recently took part in a "Thingithon" with Thingitude, a non-profit organisation established to promote, support and develop community-led open source Internet of Things projects.



Thingitude's first ever Thingithon was part of the Festival of Digital Disruption, through which companies from Reading showcased technology such as 3D printing, virtual reality and hi-tech art and fashion.

Students were challenged with programming a Reading hotspot prototype that could announce when a person enters the office. Different people were given their own theme tune or sound that would announce their arrival. 

The students were part of a team of varying ages and levels of experience, and were described as "great fun to work with and a credit to UTC with the effort they put in and the way they worked together." They are planning to continue working on the hotspot project over summer, so we look forward to hearing how they get on.


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