Summer 2017 was a dynamic period for our students. This year, we conducted six different subjects for our summer training.
During two months, April and May, our students enjoyed their summer by learning various technical knowledge and skills through our classes on 3D Design, 3D Printing, Sonic Pi, Linux, Lego Mindstorm, and Raspberry Pi.
The Linux class was also a success. Linux is a computer operating system. In this class, the students learned a lot of things: 1) Installation of different Linux distributions, 2) Basic command lines and connection to other devices, and 3) Remote administration to other devices using SSH protocol.
The Raspberry Pi class was designed to introduce the students to the Raspberry Pi technology, a series of small single-board computers designed to teach basic computer science to students. The class is in preparation for the students’ upcoming Software Development Project-Based Learning subject.
All six summer classes were very technically demanding; nevertheless, that is what makes them impressive.
“The topics we covered for this year’s summer classes were more practical. It was challenging for the students but they were excited to learn about the different technologies. It feels great to know that they really enjoyed exploring these tools and to see them very eager in learning more” Jun Rey Ansing (PNP Innovative Technology Trainer), said.
Our summer training was made possible by our hardworking trainers: Jun Rey Ansing (PNP Innovative Technology Trainer), Arthur Aubree (former PNP Training Officer/Civic Service volunteer, now PN Vietnam IT and Training Manager), Meriem Chaabani (Accenture France volunteer), Jesus Bacalso (Internet of Things volunteer), as well as our student-volunteers from University of San Carlos’ Datalogics Society and Computer Driven Enthusiasts. Through their efforts, our summer classes have been successful.
We are glad that we were able to provide our students with these unique ways of training. We believe this is one of the key factors in producing quality, technically-competent graduates. Thus, we will continuously seek ways to maintain and improve the quality of training we provide to our students.
We would like to extend our gratitude to our generous donors who sponsored some of the training tools we used during the Summer Class 2017:
Fondation d’entreprise Air Liquide
for the Raspberry Pi