Oliver Dunk

Java & Web Developer, Age 18

As you probably already know if you're taking a look at my blog, I'm very enthusiastic about development and along with often writing programs myself I dedicate a fair amount of my time to mentoring younger children in order to teach them vital coding skills. In an article on site TrustedReviews, technology journalist Jason Bradbury made a statement which I personally find baffling: that the recent Government initiatives to educate our children in coding are...
Occasionally, an idea pops into my mind and I instantly dismiss it as crazy. A few weeks ago, however, I had the idea of harnessing the power of modern 'smart home' devices to create more immersive Minecraft experiences. I remembered reading about LIFX WiFi connected light bulbs, and this instantly made me wonder if I could sync the light level of my home with the game. It was a challenge, but I knew that it...
I've always loved sharing my experience with others. Back in July, I helped lead Minecon's official modding workshops which gave birth to hundreds of young programmers and was a brilliant opportunity. Since then, I've been busy revising for my exams but accepting a new challenge has always been at the back of my mind.A few weeks ago, I made contact with Ruth from Young Rewired State, an organization which organizes events for young developers worldwide....