David Renton

David Renton

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      Ages 14-18 / Ages 18+
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      Gaming / Technology / Computer Science

    I have worked in the computing sector since graduating from University, both in industry & in education. I have over 10 years experience working as a software developer in industry, over half that time for my own company. I have 16 years experience teaching at Further Education level, mostly in Computer Games Development. I have experience in technical support; building, maintaining, networking & have taught various CISCO courses. I'm a Microsoft Certified Teacher Trainer & I've ran various teacher training courses (mostly in games based learning & development) for my College, Scotland’s Colleges & the Scottish Qualifications Authority. In the past 5 years I have been involved with the SQA in leading, developing, writing, vetting & verifying qualifications, curriculum & assessments for various computing subjects.

    I have also been involved in creating educational games that make use of gaming hardware such as Kinect & wireless XBOX controllers. This put me in touch with Microsoft Partners in Learning & I became part of their K Team. I have presented at events such as ALTc, CAS & BETT on my educational games & Microsoft's TouchDevelop platform.

    I have been a Microsoft MVP for Kinect and now Emerging Technologies for the past 3 years. This has given me the opportunity to travel to Microsoft HQ for the past 3 years for the MVP Summit in Seattle.

    https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/PublicProfile/5000... (Microsoft MVP Profile)

    My Interests
    Football, Computer Gaming (Call of Duty), Virtual Reality

    Favorite Quote
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” - Edmund Burke

    Favorite Book
    The lion the witch and the wardrobe

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