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Students have been inspired by BIMA’s Digital Day

Monday, November 19th, 2018
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IT students with their certificates

Some of our IT students had the opportunity to get involved in BIMA’s Digital Day on Tuesday 13 November. The session was delivered by Duncan Nisbet of Testagility which offer bespoke software testing training to companies and organisations.

The day started off with students getting the chance to find out about and use augmented and virtual reality.

Trying out augmented reality with a dinosaur book that brings dinosaurs to life.

Jess said I learnt lots about different apps and how to use augmented reality – watching the dinosaur come to life was good fun.”

The day was designed to give students an idea of what it is like to work in the digital world and so they were given challenges that they had to solve with a digital product.

Team 1 were given the challenge of attracting more people back into the high street. Their response was to design an app called Virtual Scanner that allowed shoppers to pay for their products in the shops using their phones to scan the barcodes. This meant there