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Turner School Reflections – Intel’s Coding and Innovation Bootcamp for Politicians

Sam, Tahlia, Abby, Ronan, Ethan and Conrad (Turner School, ACT)

November 27, 2015

A reflection from Turner School on their experiences at Intel's Coding and Innovation Bootcamp for Politicians.

On Wednesday 25th of November something marvelous happened. An event was held at Parliament House. This event was no ordinary happening. It was something ingenious, something profound, perhaps, even prophetic. This event was the Intel Coding and Innovation Bootcamp for people in terrific suits (who also happened to be politicians).

Intel Coding and Innovation Boot-Camp for Politicians at Parliament House Canberra. Photo by Sarah Keayes The Photo Pitch www.thephotopitch.com

It was an event that brought together the brightest minds that our country could muster… and some people in terrific suits (who also happened to be politicians).  The event was focused on promoting the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). Those men and women in terrific suits listened with deep interest because what these bright young minds were saying was important. They are the future. They are positioning themselves to work in industries that don’t yet exist. Are they nervous about this? Not at all. ‘Bring it on’ they shout.

Intel Coding and Innovation Boot-Camp for Politicians at Parliament House Canberra. Photo by Sarah Keayes The Photo Pitch www.thephotopitch.com

Those bright young minds taught those men and women about Scratch and code, and design and engineering. They mentioned phrases like critical and creative thinking and innovation. Those men and women in terrific suits with names like Malcolm, and Bill and Wyatt were dumbfounded. They walked away with a new direction. They know where to invest. They know what needs to happen. These bright young minds, they’re the future.

Canberra Parliament Bootcamp

Thanks for an amazing morning Intel! We had a blast.

 

Sam, Tahlia, Abby, Ronan, Ethan and Conrad, Turner School, ACT