Leeds student wins Keyzo National Coding Week competition

BSc Applied Computer Science student John Lack-Wilson won a national coding competition hosted by Keyzo IT Solutions Ltd last month.

Part of National Coding Week, which takes place between 18 and 22 September, the competition gives young developers the opportunity to showcase their coding skills. For the competition, aspiring software developers were invited to develop a homepage on Keyzo’s site.

As the winner, John Lack-Wilson received an all-access pass to NDC London 2018, one of the most popular software development conferences in the country. The pass, worth £1,990, includes two days of pre-conference workshops plus the three-day conference, which will take place in January.

Keyzo’s Developer, Mark Claxton, who judged the entries, said:

“John's entry particularly stood out because his web page matched the design and worked as you would expect across all desktop browsers, as well as being mobile responsive. He used great skill and techniques that pushed him ahead of the competition.

Based on his entry, he has a fantastic career ahead of him once he finishes his studies and we hope the NDC Conference will help him develop his skills further and allow him to make great contacts.”

Based on his entry, he has a fantastic career ahead of him once he finishes his studies - Mark Claxton, Keyzo's Developer

The conference includes a great variety of inspiring speakers from leading companies, just a few including:

  • Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President of the Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group

  • Damian Edwards, a Principal Program Manager, ASP.NET team

  • Ben Hall, tester, developer and speaker, ASP.NET team

  • David Fowler, Principal Software Architect ASP.NET team

  • Identity and Access Control Consultant Dominick Baier

  • Jasmine Greenaway, developer at GitHub

  • Rob Conery, Co–founder of Tekpub.com

John’s success is testament of the rising talent of Leeds’ Computing students, who regularly take part in extra-curricular competitions and events, such as the Game Republic showcase, EGX 2017, and the FinTech Hackathon earlier this year.

The School of Computing at Leeds is also celebrating 60 years of success, hosting several events, presentations and celebrations this year.

Further information

Keyzo IT Ltd is a web design, digital marketing and software development company based in Kirmington and Sheffield.

NDC London, now in its fifth year, has been inspiring software developers since 2008. The conference venue is The Queen Elizabeth II Centre in the heart of Westminster.

National Coding Week is an annual event running between18 and 22 September.

For any other information, please contact Emily Pawson, Kayzo IT.

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