What is Computing?

Ai • Algorithms • Biocomputing • Chip Design • Communications • Cloud Computing • Cognitive Science • Computer Forensics • Cybercrime • Database Engineering • E-Commerce • Encryption • Evolutionary Computing • Genetic Algorithms • Graphics • Hardware Design • Informatics • Information Systems • Language Design • Logic • Natural Language Processing • Networking • Neural Networks • Operating Systems • Optimisation • Real-time Processing • Scientific Computing • Software Engineering • Vision Processing • Visualization • Web Engineering ..among other things.

Computing isn’t IT

IT is a critical skill that we all need – Computing is the more critical science underlying it that most people probably don’t understand.

  • Food science isn’t cookery
  • Astronomy isn’t “how to use a telescope”
  • Fluency in French isn’t buying a dictionary

Word processing, use of databases and spreadsheets are all essential skills. But how do these programs work? Can they be improved? Could you create your own?