Computer Science students win at the Tameside HACK 2020

24 February 2020

Computer Science students from Ashton Sixth Form College took part in the seventh annual Tameside HACK competition. This year's competition was tougher than ever with over 100 students aged 11-18 years competing, 14 of those are studying Computer Science at Ashton.

The college has an incredible track-record at the Tameside HACK events and in recent years they have won multiple prizes for their innovation and performance. This year, their winning streak continued in style.

Team Error was made up of Eleanor, Rebecca, Mike and Farzand. They won the Robertson Challenge and were each awarded Portable Wireless Bluetooth speakers.

The hack competition tests students' coding skills and pushes them to think creatively and logically to solve real world problems. Team Error faced the Robertson Challenge which required them to use technology to look at how best to get information to a range of people who all occupy the same building. Robertson Facilities Management look after a number of building on behalf of Tameside Council and this is an issue they face regularly. The challenge raised issues such as overload of information, reaching the right audiences and the importance of location. 

Team Error worked on their project for the duration of the hack, developing their teamwork and communication skills. The prizes were announced and Team Error took home first place for The Robertson Challenge. 

Eleanor, from Fairfield High School, studies Computer Science, Criminology and Maths. Rebecca, from Fairfield High School, studies Computer Science, Applied Science and Geography. Mike, from St. Thomas More, studies Computer Science, Games Development, Maths and Geography. Farzand, from Great Academy Ashton, studies Computer Science, Applied Science and Maths. 

Find out more about studying Computer Science at Ashton here.

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