24th February 2020 — A 16 year old from Hull Collegiate School beat more than 3,500 students in a coding competition to win a trip to Google's headquarters in California.
Josh, a Year 11 pupil at Hull Collegiate School, East Yorkshire, was announced as one of the winners in Google’s annual Code-In competition. A total of 3,566 students from 76 countries took part in the competition, with 20,840 tasks being completed with 29 open source organisations.
Josh chose to participate with CircuitVerse, a product developed by students at the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore.
Josh's entry has won him and a parent a trip to Google’s headquarters at Mountain View, California, in June 2020. Josh said, “The project I worked on involved 22 tasks in research and programming and I am excited to get the opportunity to visit Google HQ.”
Mr Carmichael, Head of Computing, said, "Once again, Josh has proven himself to be a world beater in the field of Computer Science."