Tag Archives: Catalyst

Local businesses Datacom, Catalyst and IITP supporting WEGC

Following extract from Education Gazette. Support from the business community remains an important component of teaching their future employees… “WEGC enjoys a close friendship with the wider technology industry, including local information technology firm Datacom, which donates a cash prize … Continue reading

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WEGC well represented at NZ Open Source Awards 2016

  Amelia Cordwell and Lana Cleverley, as the clever creators of ‘Ignite’, a house points game, were finalists in the NZ Open Source Awards (category of Education, Social Services and Youth). This is the first time any school-age students have … Continue reading

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Good, Bad and Interesting 2015

Reflecting on the last year, and using the deBono technique of Good Bad Interesting, I have come up with the following (limited to 17 in total and not in any order of priority): Good Coaching the senior second soccer team – … Continue reading

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Gigabytes listen to Catalyst and visit Datacom

Recent article written by WEGC Technology Prefects for the School Newsletter. The image shows two students with their devices(BYOD) suitably decorated as part of Gigabytes promotional activities.  

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Open Source Academy

Fantastic to see so many girls from Wellington East Girls College undertaking the Catalyst Open Source Academy. http://catalyst.net.nz/company/news/open-source-academy-2014 We must be doing something right at school.  Hopefully these and many other students at Wellington East will go on to Computer Science … Continue reading

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The Mythical School Month

Additionally, Brooks muses that “good” programmers are generally five to ten times as productive as mediocre ones I read The Mythical Man Month several years ago, and having observed the Catalyst Open Source Academy  I am prompted to think about what … Continue reading

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Clever and Motivated students at Catalyst Open Source Academy

I have been observing the Catalyst Open Source Academy over the last few days. The course is  attended by twenty students from around New Zealand (Years 11-13) and  exposes them to computer science, software development methodologies, programming, web development and the opportunity to … Continue reading

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