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Chris is Simulation Algorithm Development Team Lead at Ocado Technology, and helps run their Code for Life CSR project too.

He graduated from Applied Computing at the University of Dundee with a 1st. While studying he developed his own computer games and taught students in the year below, so the Code for Life work builds on old hobbies for him.

The resource is used by teachers around the world to help children to code, and centres around a game, Rapid Router, designed to teach the basic principles of programming. In it, children use the principles they’ve learned to guide the van to its destination. The first levels use Blockly, with routes and concepts getting harder as students progress, and in later levels they move on to Python.

In his spare time, Chris plays and develops games, learns guitar, and barbecues like a pro.

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