Careers in Cornwall: Skills Show Experience - Bluefruit Software

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On the 16th and 17th October, we headed over to the Royal Cornwall Showground near Wadebridge for the Cornwall Skills Show Experience; one of Cornwall’s biggest careers events for young people.
 
From baking tutorials to theatrical makeup demonstrations, the show was packed with interactive, hands-on activities from over 100 local businesses. We brought along our awesome programmable robot arm, along with the Game of Life LED display and Minecraft running on Raspberry Pis!
 
Robot arm challenge
 
Many thanks to everyone who visited our stand! As promised, below is a list of resources that can help you improve your skills and jump-start your career in programming and software development:
 
Tutorials
www.codecademy.com – Web-based programming tutorials
www.tutorialspoint.com – Beginner courses in lots of languages
www.bogotobogo.com – Tutorials in lots of languages
http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/c-fundamentals-for-absolute-beginners – C# and Microsoft Visual Studio video tutorial
http://cyber-dojo.org/ – Practice your programming
 
University Level
www.udacity.com – Beginner courses
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/electrify – Beginner courses
www.coursera.org – Advanced skills courses, with potential to gain certificate at the end
www.edx.org – Advanced skills courses
 
C++ Help
www.cplusplus.com – All about C++
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/C++_Programming/Exercises/Iterations – Mini C++ exercises
http://anshulmalik.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Kernighan-Ritchie.pdf – Further reading on C++
 
Raspberry Pi and Minecraft
https://github.com/byran/RaspberryPiMinecraft/archive/Bluefruit.zip
https://github.com/byran/RaspberryPiMinecraft
 
If you have any questions or would like to discuss work experience with us, feel free to email info@bluefruit.co.uk, or call 03335 777 111.
 
You may remember we also had a competition to win a Raspberry Pi – but don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten! The winner will be announced next week, and we will contact you through your school or college to let you know.
 
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Game of Life