The twelve pupils represented five Dauntsey’s teams who are working on new Apps as part of the AWS Get IT competition. Along with five other schools, the pupils from Dauntsey’s attended workshops hosted by AWS App development staff.
The pupils considered the processes that Amazon uses to develop new products. At the end of the day each team presented their learnings to seven representatives of AWS and Future Foundations, who coordinated school involvement in the event. The teams return to their respective schools, ready to share their ideas with the wider App groups.
James O’Hanlon, Head of Careers, Dauntsey’s said: “This is a great initiative from Amazon Web Services. In February next year, a representative from AWS will visit each school to assess progress and offer advice prior to submission of the final App proposal in April. A short-list of teams will be selected by senior Amazon staff, prior to a winner being announced at the AWS Summer Conference. The winning App will then be built by AWS.”