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BBC micro:bit Enables a Million UK Children to Start Coding

by Kevin Farnham Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 22, 2016

Starting today, close to one million students in the United Kingdom will begin receiving the BBC micro:bit, a highly flexible, programmable embedded device that was created with the objective of "helping this generation to be the coders, programmers and digital pioneers of the future," according to Tony Hall, BBC's Director-General.

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BBC MicroBit Aims to Make Computing Cool for Kids

by Alex Blewitt Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 08, 2015

Yesterday the BBC unveiled the final plans for the BBC MicroBit, a system-on-a-chip-on-a-board with a 5x5 LED matrix aimed at getting children interested in programming. Announced in March 2015, the BBC MicroBit is now finalised and will be given to children in year 7 across the UK, and available for purchase towards the end of 2015. InfoQ looks at what it will provide.

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InfoQ Presentation: Scrum at the BBC

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 20, 2006

In this conference talk Andrew Scotland tells how BBC's New Media division, characterized by a lot of uncertainty and emergent software process, decided to use Scrum to more effectively deliver software amidst all that change and uncertainty. Three years later - the difference is significant, and the journey was worthwhile.