We started as a group of Computer Science postgraduate students from Imperial College London. While volunteering to teach coding in schools, we struggled to find effective and fun resources for teaching children computing. So we decided to make our own.
After some prototypes, an academic paper and hiring our first instructor, we were ready to go. Since then our platform has evolved, our content has grown, and we now teach hundreds of children in classes across the country and thousands more use our software in schools every week.
Henry has two Master's degrees in Physics and Computer Science from Imperial College London. When Henry is not programming or teaching kids to code, he is DJ-ing with vinyl, or cooking a mean meal.
Sam has a degree in Architecture from Cambridge University and a Master's in Computer Science at Imperial College. Sam is an avid climber, cyclist and outdoor dreamer.
The yearly BJSS scholarship provides places on Turinglab Ignite to 100 pupils from low-income families in Leeds, Manchester and Bristol. These scholarships provide an opportunity for pupils to develop fundamental skills for our digital world.
The 2017-2018 programme will provide places to around 700 pupils across London with a focus on increasing diversity in Computing. The programme currently boasts a 60% attendance by young women learning to code.