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Cymraeg

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.

Why not take a look our Facebook account, join us on Twitter and on our Linkedin Group to see some of our success stories and get engaged in discussions.

Our Team

Beti Williams Swansea
Patron

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.

Julie Walters Swansea
Senior Project Manager

Julie is the Senior Project Manager for Technocamps. She is responsible for the oversight of the Technocamps Operation to ensure the desired outcomes are achieved, the resources are deployed efficiently, and the many and varied interfaces are managed effectively. She has a varied background in Health, Business and ERDF programmes. She brings her energy and enthusiasm to the delivery and promotion of Computer Science and Computational thinking.

Stewart Powell Swansea
Operations Manager

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
Academic Lead

Dave was the first coordinator of the Bangor regional hub of Technocamps and has since moved to Director of T&L in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering. His background is in electronic engineering though heavily based in physics with his PhD being on the determination of nonlinear modulation response of semiconductor laser diodes by quadrature detection.

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. Laura is a qualified Science teacher with a degree in Physics, she also has a Master’s Degree in Science Communication.

Alex Clewett Bangor
Regional Coordinator

Alex is the Technocamps Regional Coordinator based at Bangor University, responsible for delivering and managing Technocamps’ activity in North Wales. He has worked in the IT industry and as a curriculum leader in secondary education. More recent national and regional roles involved supporting schools with ‘Hwb’ - the national digital learning platform, the Digital Competence Framework and the ‘Cracking the Code’ programme. Alex is particularly interested in using physical computing to encourage youngsters into Computer Science and STEM.

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.

Professor Vic Grout Glyndŵr
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.

Dr. Catherine Teehan Cardiff
Academic Lead

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.

Joanne Ralph Swansea
Schools' Liaison Officer

Joanne Ralph is our School Liaison Officer, based at Swansea University. She is a qualified Science teacher with a degree in Chemistry. She has had vast experience of the secondary education sector and has been responsible for the delivery of health and well-being and the Welsh Baccalaureate. Joanne is particularly interested in engendering an enthusiasm for STEM subjects in all pupils, especially girls.

Sara Merrells Swansea
Senior Finance Officer

Sara is the Senior Finance Officer for Technocamps where she is responsible for the financial management of the programme, Sara comes with vast experience having many years in private sector in Accounting management and 6 years’ in public sector working across multiple European Structural Funded projects, Sara is responsible for collating, evaluating and reporting data in the quarterly claims and delivering complex financial reports in accordance with the Technocamps agreed budget profile.

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.

Hannah Marubbi Glyndŵr
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.

Dr. Richard Ward University of South Wales
Previously a delivery officer now support the programme as required

Dr. Richard Ward is the Technocamps Workshop Delivery & Development Officer for South East Wales. His role involves delivering computing workshops in high schools and he also enjoys linking computing to other STEM subjects, especially Maths. He also lectures in the Computing department at the University of South Wales.

Maria Moller Swansea
Business Liaison Officer

Maria is the Business Liaison Officer for Institute of Coding in Wales and TechnoCamps. After many years in academia performing life sciences research, she decided to take on the opportunity to work in the interface between academia and the business community and has over the last 10 years developed an extensive network across South Wales and beyond.

Luke Clement Swansea
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.

Casey Denner Swansea
Teaching Fellow

Casey is a Teaching Fellow at Swansea University where she also completed her Masters Degree in Computing. She is a lecturer on the Applied Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Programme and also supports the delivery of the undergraduate degree scheme. In her role she prepares STEM content, as well as deliver it in Technocamps workshops and Technoclubs.

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.

Lauren Powell Swansea
Delivery Officer

Lauren is a Delivery Officer for Technocamps based in Swansea and is responsible for delivering workshops in South West Wales. Lauren graduated from Swansea University with a MSci degree in Computer Science. She is particularly interested in bridging the gap between Computer Science and various other STEM related subjects. She hopes her enthusiasm will inspire more females into Computer Science and STEM related fields.

Dr. Tom Blanchard Swansea
Teaching Fellow



Tom is a Teaching Fellow at Swansea University where he teaches on the Applied Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Program. He previously worked in Applied Robotics and Sensor Networks research and is keen to share this experience through preparing and delivering Technocamps workshops.

Ramalakshmi Vaidhiyanathan Swansea
Teaching Fellow

Rama is a Teaching Fellow at Swansea University where she is a lecturer on the Applied Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Programme and supports the delivery of Undergraduate degree scheme. She has a 18 years of experience in the Software industry and recently as a KS2 and KS3 computer science teacher. In her role she prepares the STEM content and also delivers in Technocamps workshops.

Teri Birch Glyndŵr
Technocamps Delivery Officer

Teri is a Delivery Officer for Technocamps based at Glyndwr University. She is responsible for developing and delivering a range of Technocamps workshops to schools within North East Wales. Teri has worked for the past 4years as a Science Communicator at Techniquest Glyndwr, she has enjoyed developing and delivering fun activities for the Coding and Tech club that she runs once a month. She is currently in her final year studying for a degree in Computer Science. Teri has been running a Code Club at her local library for the past 2 years.

Cecilia Priday University of South Wales
Administrator, Finance and Marketing Assistant

Cecilia Priday is the Administrator, Finance and Marketing Assistant for the South East Wales Hub. She has a varied background in office management, business development and museum education. Her role involves looking after the project’s administration at the University of South Wales.

Luke Von Sicard Swansea
Delivery Officer

Luke is a Delivery officer for Technocamps at Swansea University and is responsible for delivering workshops in South West Wales. Luke graduated from the University of Bath with an MMath degree and has previously undertaken work experience with Technocamps.

Rhys Williams University of South Wales
Workshop Development & Delivery Officer

Rhys is a Workshop Development & Delivery Officer for the South East Wales Hub, based at the University of South Wales (Treforest). His role involves developing and delivering computing workshops in schools. Rhys is a qualified teacher with 6 years experience teaching in primary schools, and has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science.

Conah Harrison University of South Wales
Workshop Development & Delivery Officer

Conah is a Technocamps Workshop Development & Delivery Officer at University of South Wales. His role involves developing workshops that link Computer Science with other areas of STEM. Conah has a degree in Physics and comes with a rich science communication background, developing workshops, delivering workshops across Wales and training others to effectively deliver science communication. Conah is also a fluent welsh-speaker.

Mollie Duggan-Edwards Bangor
Delivery Officer

Mollie is part of a team responsible for delivering Technocamps workshops to support the Computer Science curriculum in a fun and engaging environment. She is particularly interested in exploring new technologies and bridging the gap between Computer Science and other STEM related subjects, having studied for a PhD in Marine Sciences. Mollie is a fluent Welsh speaker.

Andrew Dawson Bangor
Delivery Officer

Andrew is a delivery officer for Technocamps based in Bangor. He is responsible for developing and delivering workshops for primary and secondary schools in North Wales that link various STEM subjects to Computer Science. Andrew is a graduate from Bangor University with a Masters in Electronic Engineering.

Kerry Matthews Swansea
Communications Officer

Kerry is the Communications Officer for the Technocamps programme. She spent a large part of her career in the classroom, where she specialised in English, Media and Film, working in both Secondary Schools and in Further Education. More recently she ran her own Digital Marketing agency before joining Technocamps full time.

Andy Harbach Bangor
Technical Assistant

Andy is a part time lecturer at Bangor University, specialising in databases, web applications, and system administration. In the Technocamps project, Andy is responsible for the day to day management of the equipment used by the Bangor hub. He tries to make his job as easy as possible by writing software to allow team members to check items in and out. Andy has 19 years experience working as a software developer and sysadmin in industry. In his spare time Andy plays guitar, attends rock concerts, rides a motorbike and is a mountaineer.

Rebecca Webb Swansea
Senior Administration Assistant

Rebecca Webb is the Senior Administration Assistant for Technocamps at Swansea University. Her background is largely in finance and admin, working for various companies across South Wales. Her valuable experience and skills means that she has excellent attention to detail which is vital to the success of the project going forward.

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.

Catie Williams University of South Wales
Delivery Officer

Catie is a Technocamps Workshop Development and Delivery Officer at the University of South Wales. Her role involved developing Computer Science workshops with links to other areas of STEM. Catie has a PhD in Microbiology, where she used computational techniques to look at gut microbiomes in primates. Because of her biosciences background, she is particularly interested in showcasing how technology and computing are used throughout science and research.

Rasa Mombeini Swansea
Marketing Assistant

Rasa is a marketing assistant for the Technocamps programme. Her background is mainly photography where she specialised in portraiture. She ran her own photography business before joining Technocamps at Swansea University. Her experience and skills in marketing and graphic design contributes to the project's success.

Ceri Williams Bangor
Senior Clerical Support Officer

Ceri is the Senior Clerical Support Officer for Technocamps at Bangor University. Her background is in Residential Lettings and Office Management. Her organisational skills allow the smooth running of the project within the Bangor hub.

Cheryl McNamee-Brittain Cardiff
Schools Liaison Officer

Cheryl works as the School and College Liaison Officer for Cardiff University and manages the Technocamps programme for Cardiff University. Cheryl has a wealth of teaching and project management experience. She has worked across various settings such as secondary schools, local government, charity sector and education consortia. She has managed a range of project and teams over the years, working with teachers, children, young people and their families to help improve educational outcomes and aspirations.

Jack Roberts Swansea
Delivery Officer

Jack is a Delivery Officer for Technocamps Swansea and is responsible for delivering workshops in South West Wales. Jack graduated from Swansea University with a Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering and hopes to inspire pupils across Wales using computer history, game design, and electronics.

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
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