In June the PERCCOM (Pervasive Computing and Communications for Sustainable Development) 2017 Summer School, organised by the University, welcomed 80 international participants from: Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia. The theme of this year’s Summer School was ‘The Internet of Things and Data Centres’. Attendees of the Summer School took part in a week long programme of presentations from academics and industry professionals, a conference dinner and visits to both Skipton Castle and Bolton Abbey.
PERCCOM aims to embed environmental awareness into advanced Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to provide world class education, as well as unique ICT competences for building cleaner, greener, more resource and energy efficient cyber-physical systems.
In June two of our Games Design project teams competed in a regional, annual competition organised by Game Republic. A consortium of regional universities and renowned game developers in the region attended the event, held at the University of Leeds. The competing teams showcased industry standard games, in near publishing state, to professionals in the gaming development industry.
Our team, Diversity, comprised of Bradley Boorer, Komal Khan, Bradley Reiblein, Sufyaan Akhtar and Timothy Duggan, who took their game Mala to the event. Diversity received prizes for, ‘Best Team sponsored by Rockstar Leeds’ and for ‘Art and Animation sponsored by Revolution Software Ltd’.
In June the School welcomed students from local schools to take part in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Challenge Day. The students completed a range of workshops and at the end of the day prizes and certificates were presented by Major Stan Hardy, Deputy Lieutenant for West Yorkshire.