About Technocamps

Technocamps has delivered over 1500 workshops to over 35,000 young people across Wales on programming, app development, games development, robotics and much more. The project is led by Swansea University, with University Hubs based at Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Cardiff MET, Glyndŵr and the University of South Wales, so our teams have been able to run Workshops across the length and breadth of Wales.

All our resources are freely accessible online giving young people the chance to continue to learn Computer Science at their own pace from home and school.

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Our Team

Beti Williams Swansea

In 1995 Beti Williams set up the ITWales programme within the Department of Computer Science at Swansea University. The ITWales programme included the ITWales graduate and undergraduate placement scheme, ICT Forum Wales, Software Alliance Wales and Technocamps. In recognition of her long-term efforts, in 2012 she was made an MBE for Services to Women in Science, Engineering and Technology, having earlier been a finalist in Welsh Woman of the Year, and in 2006 being awarded Best Woman of the Year in Academia and Public Sector in the UK Blackberry Awards.

Professor Faron Moller Swansea
Director of Technocamps

Faron is a Professor of Computer Science and has been involved in Technocamps at Swansea University since its creation in 2003, when issues surrounding undergraduate recruitment led to concerns about the provision of Computing at School.

Stewart Powell Swansea
Programme Coordinator

Stewart is the Programme Coordinator for Technocamps where he is tasked with coordinating and managing the successful delivery of the various strands of the Technocamps programme. He is an enthusiastic deliverer who strives to teach a variety of complex topics in a fun and innovative way to pupils across Wales.

Dr. Dave Perkins Bangor
Regional Coordinator

Dave runs the Bangor regional hub of Technocamps and coordinates the day-to-day aspects of the project from module development through to workshop delivery. Dave is a keen computer scientist and his main interests are in cross discipline approaches to problems and the reuse of old technology in new application.

Joseph Mearman Bangor
Delivery Officer

Joe is a PhD student and teacher in Computer Science who has been working with Technocamps in many capacities for several years. He is passionate about new tech including wearables, lifelogging, "smart" technologies, IoT, robotics and rapid prototyping. He is currently studying for a PhD based on novel "beyond the desktop" visualisation techniques.

Helen Phillips Cardiff
Academic Lead

Helen is the academic lead for the Technocamps Programme at Cardiff University. She is responsible for ensuring the delivery of workshops to schools and teachers within the South East.

Catherine Teehan Cardiff
Delivery Coordinator

Catherine Teehan is the Delivery Coordinator for the Technocamps based at Cardiff University. She is responsible for delivering a range of Technocamps workshops to schools across the Cardiff region.

Professor Vic Grout Glyndwr
Academic Lead

Vic has degrees in mathematics and engineering, and has worked as a computer scientist and Internet specialist. He is currently Professor of Computing Futures at Wrexham Glyndŵr University and researches the effects of emerging technology in the wider social, political, ethical, environmental, economic, legal and demographic framework. After 400 research papers and four books, his debut sci-fi novel, ‘Conscious’, was published last year.

Hannah Marubbi Glyndwr
Technocamps Coordinator

Hannah is a Delivery Coordinator for Technocamps based at Wrexham Glyndŵr University. She is responsible for managing the delivery of workshops to schools within North East Wales. Hannah has coordinated STEM education projects at Techniquest Glyndŵr science discovery centre for the last 2 years, and enjoys developing fun, innovative activities to engage children and young people with a variety of STEM topics.

Laura Roberts University of South Wales
Regional Coordinator

Laura Roberts is the Technocamps Regional Coordinator for South East Wales, based at the University of South Wales (Glamorgan). She is responsible for managing the events delivered across South East Wales.

Professor Andrew Ware University of South Wales
Academic Lead

Andrew is Professor of Computing at the University of South Wales. His research interests are primarily in the use of intelligent computer systems to help solve real world problems. He has a passion and enthusiasm for sharing his excitement for technologies with young people and, in addition to working with students from across Wales, he has been involved spoken at schools in Africa, South America and Asia.

Richard Ward University of South Wales
Workshop Delivery & Development Officer

Richard Ward is the Technocamps Workshop Delivery & Development Officer for South East Wales. His role involves delivering computing workshops in High Schools. He also enjoys linking computing to other STEM subjects.

Dr. Sean Walton Swansea
Academic Partner

Sean is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at Swansea University and Founding Director of Pill Bug Interactive. He has a number of years experience as a Secondary School Science Teacher, and frequently runs STEM workshops for school children. At Technocamps he is responsible for Workshop Delivery, with a particular emphasis on Game Design and Game Development.

Luke Clement Swansea
Schools Delivery Officer

Luke is a Schools Delivery Officer for Technocamps based in Swansea and is responsible for delivering workshops including teacher CPD in South West Wales. Luke is a fluent Welsh-speaker and graduated from Swansea with a MPhys Theoretical Physics and is a fully qualified teacher.

Randell Tolentino Gaya Swansea
Teaching Fellow

Randell is a Teaching Fellow for Swansea University. He is responsible for delivering the Swansea University Degree Apprenticeship Course. Randell is a Masters graduate of Computer Science at Swansea University and has been working with Technocamps in many capacities for several years.

Dylan Percy Swansea
Technocamps Ambassador

Dylan is a Technocamps Ambassador who is responsible for delivering a selection of different workshops and Technoclubs. He is particularly skilled at delivering Greenfoot workshops to support delivery of the Computer Science GCSE.

Oliver Clark Swansea
Technocamps Ambassador

Oliver is a Technocamps Ambassador who is responsible for delivering a selection of different workshops and Technoclubs. He is particularly skilled at delivering Greenfoot workshops to support delivery of the Computer Science GCSE.

Get Involved

Are you interested in arranging a Technocamps workshop for your school or college? We offer a range of computational thinking based workshops to support students and staff through KS2 to KS5. Get in touch to find out more.

Contact the Team