What a fantastic day! The sun shone powering the mock up SolarBerry. There were several developments to show off this year – spot the small standalone solar panel running a Raspberry Pi. Within the old cricket hut the solar panels were charging the batteries running two Pi networks – allowing passers by to access a … Continue reading The Turing Trust at Barclays Technology Centre Fun Day
We’d like to say a huge thank you to Edinburgh Napier University for their fantastic donation of IT equipment, and give a special shout out to Dr Sally Smith who organised (and dropped off!) the donation. Edinburgh Napier University, which takes its name from the brilliant 16th century mathematician John Napier, has more than 19,000 … Continue reading PC Donation from Edinburgh Napier University
The team here at the Turing Trust are thrilled to announce that we won a Scottish Edge Young Edge award of £10,000. The award comes after a fantastic pitch from our CEO, James Turing. This award will support our work delivering employable skills to our local community and making sure that our SolarBerry works for its community.
We’ve been working in collaboration with Edinburgh College to support their English as a Second Language (ESL) students with work experience. So far this year we’ve been lucky enough to have 4 interns come through from the college who’ve been fantastic and supported many aspects of our work. We spoke to Ana who’s studying Administration … Continue reading Volunteering with the Turing Trust: Ana’s Experience
Eager to find out more about the founder of our innovative organisation, I asked him the following set of questions to get an idea of the man behind the Trust. Aside from being the great-nephew of the remarkable Alan Turing, what inspired you to start up the Turing Trust? It was all about the opportunity. … Continue reading Guest Blog: Interview with James Turing
Dr Allan’s talk left me feeling enthusiastic and optimistic about Scotland’s commitment to international development in less developed regions in the world. With examples from Malawi, I learned that despite being a small nation in a world scale, Scotland is leading the way in development, particularly with the use of technology. What I found most … Continue reading Guest Blog: Dr Alastair Allan MSP’s Turing Talk
If you missed Turing Talks, then this is what you have been waiting for! We are very grateful to Mally and the rest of the team at Heehaw for donating their time and skills to produce a fantastic record of the first Turing Talks. Head over to the Turing Talks website where you can watch the … Continue reading Videos from Turing Talks are here!
This year we’ve taken part in The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge, a fundraising campaign where donations are matched by Pledgers (longstanding donors) and Champion Funds (from a supporting organisation chosen by the Big Give). This means that every penny donated to the Turing Trust has been matched, doubling its impact. Since the challenge launched at … Continue reading Christmas Challenge 2017 Success!
This Christmas we have a fantastic opportunity to raise extra funds for our work in Malawi by taking part in the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge. The campaign kicks off at 12pm on the 28th November – #GivingTuesday – and runs right through to 12pm on the 5th December. We’re hoping to raise £11,600 in total … Continue reading What is the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge? 🎄
This year we’re taking place in the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge. This is a matched funding round where donations will be matched pound for pound until we use up our pot. We’re really excited to take part as it means that every penny donated to us goes twice as far. We’re aiming to raise £12,000 all … Continue reading We’re taking part in the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge
We have been shortlisted for the 2017 Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Entrepreneur for Good of the Year award. We’ve beaten off some tough competition in order to make the regional shortlist, with over 1000 businesses entering the awards nationally across the wide range of categories. Now in its fifth year, … Continue reading We’ve Been Shortlisted!
It was great to see the work Shanti Bhardwa has been doing to set up a mock SolarBerry in the cricket pavilion in the ground of Barclays Technology Centre, Radbroke. Powered by just two 150W solar panels on the roof, he was able to run several workstations, including a raspberry Pi zero showing movies. We … Continue reading Mock up SolarBerry at Barclays Technology Centre Fun day