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Mission to Mars: Schools Work Experience 2020
Monday July 13 @ 9:30 AM - Friday July 17 @ 4:30 PM
Software Cornwall, with the support of its members, runs two versions of the ‘Mission to Mars’, work experience activity. One is a week-long structured activity which is complemented by a two day accelerated version. The programs invite budding software developers aged 14 to 24 to code Ada and Alan, our Mars rover robots, allowing them to traverse the tricky Martian terrain in search of extraterrestrial life.
The Mission to Mars work experience programme designed to provide a realistic experience of being a software developer. Working in teams, participants are supported in completing a set of incrementally difficult challenges, each built upon the abilities of the robots. Industry professionals join us throughout the week to coach participants, helping to develop problem-solving skills and writing quality software.
During the mission, applicants will:
– Develop solutions using C++ and Raspberry PI for Arduino based hardware.
– Work as part of a close-knit team.
– Create software using an Agile development process.
– Test solutions before deploying onto the rovers.
– Present their product to potential ‘investors’ and VIPs.
Full details available via the Software Cornwall website