Stephen Timms, MP for East Ham, today marked the first anniversary of Google’s London campus in Shoreditch by visiting the site with students from Brampton Manor Academy.

Ten students from the Academy took part in a variety of activities including a ‘Teen Tech’ app workshop as well as a Raspberry Pi coding session and meeting representatives from a wide range of industries – from Google engineers to reps from the Oscar winning visual effects company, Double Negative and Rovio, the entertainment media company which created Angry Birds.

Google opened ‘Campus London’, a seven storey building in Shoreditch dedicated to helping British technology start up businesses, a year ago. The Campus now has over 10,000 registered members, has hosted hundreds of events with leading venture capitalists and entrepreneurs and permanently houses more than 100 companies.

Speaking after the open day Stephen said: “What Google are doing through Campus London is terrific. Many of tomorrow’s jobs will require digital skills – whether in manufacturing, financial or creative industries – and so inspiring the next generation is crucial to moving forward as a country. I hope the ten young, bright students from Brampton Manor have had their appetite whetted for all things digital and been inspired by some extraordinary ideas. Perhaps one of them will become the next Mark Zuckerberg or Larry Page!”

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