Ross' micro:bit summer internship
Ross'Summer micro:bit Experience
By Ross Lowe (@rlowe0008), a 17-year old student from the UK, who has just finished a summer internship with the Micro:bit Foundation!
I've worked with the BBC micro:bit for a few years now, having contributed to the official documentation, worked at the original launch, and presented the device on the BBC One Show and Radio 4 Today Show. I've spoken to dozens of students and teachers throughout the history of the micro:bit, and it's been inspiring to follow the journey of the device over the years.
Throughout my 6 weeks I've worked on more projects than I could list - but it's fantastic to be able to explore the micro:bit website and point at content I've created. I'm really proud of my work with the micro:bit so far.
I also had the fantastic opportunity to meet the brilliant team behind the Foundation. I met a number of great people from the Foundation at a meetup in Oxford, where we discussed my work and the future of the micro:bit over a massive steak dinner. Whilst the food was certainly a highlight, it was especially good to finally put a face to a name and meet the team carrying micro:bit forwards.
It can appear quite intimidating to work with a ‘Foundation’ - but I'm pleased to say that I've had the opportunity to look ‘behind the curtain’ to see that the micro:bit is being maintained by a number of passionate, creative, and motivated individuals, and I'm excited to see what happens next!