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KCL Tech is King’s College London’s dedicated Technology society, bringing together students with different skill sets from various disciplines to create an innovative and supportive community, sharing passions from AI to IoT.

Relaunched in 2022, the society has quickly built up a reputation for having exciting events from hosting TechSummit - the UK’s biggest student entrepreneur career fair, to running multiple hackathons (e.g. HackKing’s, FirstYearHack) as well as providing weekly workshops and talks with industry. What’s more, all of our events are free.

Each week sees one of our specialism heads (representing AI, Blockchain, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Engineering, Media, Gaming, FinTech, HealthTech, and more) take over the society to promote their area of tech through events and media.

The society has quickly become the go to place for connecting with students interested in tech, with multiple opportunities shared through us each week, and now with the launch of our Opportunity Board, students know our website is the first place to look. Contact us at

Who are we?

Students from King's College London, coming from a range of backgrounds, passionate about all areas of technology from AI to IoT.

What do we do?

We connect students and industry, organise events and workshops to develop skills and expertise relevant to current tech trends.

How to join?

Any KCL Student can become a member for free here. Stay Connected by following our Social Media and signing up to our Newsletter.




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Non-Informatics Students

Upcoming Events

Join us this King's Entrepreneurship Week for an exclusive workshop on 'How to Build a Website from Scratch'. Covering HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, by the end of the session you will develop the skills to continue web development to make you own website to showcase your brand, sell your products, or even just for fun.

FirstYearHack is back for 2024. Specifically aimed at 1st year informatics students. We invite you to stay on campus for the day, get to know your peers, and take part in most likely your first hackathon. FYH is a brilliant way to see how a hackathon runs and get prepared for future years. This year we are partnering with KCL Enactus for King’s Entrepreneur Week where the challenge will be to develop one of the social entrepreneurship related ideas.
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Latest Blog Posts

Bloomberg BPuzzled Event Recap

Hi everyone! Welcome back to the latest update from KCL Tech. On 25/01/24, we hosted a phenomenal event in collaboration with Bloomberg called 'BPuzzled'. It was fantastic to see so many of you there! 

Let's hear directly from some of our participants about their experience:

Ekaterina Hunter: "Participating in the KCL Tech Bloomberg BPuzzled event was an incredible experience! The puzzles, designed in the style of an escape room, offered a delightful blend of challenge and fun when tackled in teams. The environment was both competitive and supportive, and the three-hour experience was topped off with much deserved pizza."

Shayna Gail A. Velasquez, DipLCM: "Thursday’s BPuzzled event with Bloomberg was incredibly enjoyable and engaging. The vibrant atmosphere created a buzz, making it undoubtedly one of KCL Tech's standout events this year. I had an absolutely wonderful time."

The event was a hit, and we extend our heartfelt thanks to Bloomberg for this wonderful opportunity!

If you attended the event, we'd love to hear about your experience! Share your thoughts in the comments below. 

Also, a big congratulations to everyone who participated, and let's give a special shoutout to our winners! 

Stay tuned for more updates and exciting events coming your way with KCL Tech! 

Until next time :)

Ashwina Kalanathan
(Blog Manager)

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KCL Tech Event Recap: Terra API Workshop 

Welcome back, tech enthusiasts! Last week, KCL Tech had the privilege of working with Terra (YC W21) for an unforgettable workshop experience. 

During the workshop, all attendees were granted access to connect with Terra API, opening up the opportunity for apps to seamlessly connect with wearables. 

What made the session truly remarkable was the generosity of the Terra (YC W21) engineer hosting the event. Attendees were given permission to access his sleep data collected by his Garmin watch. This unique twist allowed for a creative exploration of the data by the participants.

The results were nothing short of incredible! Attendees showcased a diverse range of projects, with the majority opting to craft informative and user-friendly graphs and tables. This not only demonstrated technical prowess but also provided users with valuable insights derived from the data.

A heartfelt thank you to Terra (YC W21) for their collaboration, and a special shoutout to all the brilliant attendees who made this workshop a success! 

Stay tuned for more exciting events and collaborations on the horizon with KCL Tech!

Until next time :)

Ashwina Kalanathan
(Blog Manager)

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Exploring the Dynamic Realm of Game Development

Unique Aspects of Game Development:

o	Creative Fusion of Art and Technology: Game development blends artistic creativity with technical expertise, requiring a harmonious collaboration between artists, designers, and programmers.
o	Iterative Process: Game development often involves an iterative process, where developers continuously refine and improve the game based on testing and player feedback.
o	Interactive Storytelling: Unlike traditional media, games offer interactive storytelling, allowing players to shape the narrative and make choices that impact the game world.

Hardships in Game Development:

o	Resource Intensity: Game development demands significant resources, including time, money, and skilled professionals, making it a challenging endeavor for independent developers.
o	Technical Challenges: Developers face complex technical challenges, such as optimizing performance, handling diverse hardware configurations, and ensuring a smooth gaming experience across different platforms.
o	Market Saturation: The gaming market is highly competitive, and standing out among the multitude of available games requires innovative ideas, marketing strategies, and sometimes a bit of luck.

Big Players in the Game Development Industry:

o	Electronic Arts (EA): Known for franchises like FIFA, Madden NFL, and Battlefield, EA is a major player in the AAA gaming industry.
o	Activision Blizzard: Famous for games like Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Overwatch, Activision Blizzard is a powerhouse in both console and PC gaming.
o	Ubisoft: A French multinational game publisher, Ubisoft is recognized for franchises like Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, and Rainbow Six.

Financial Aspects of the Gaming Industry:

-	The gaming industry surpasses the film and music industries in terms of revenue, with blockbuster games often rivalling Hollywood productions in budget and profit.
-	Microtransactions, downloadable content (DLC), and in-game purchases contribute significantly to revenue, evolving the traditional business model.

Graphics Card Industry:

-	The gaming industry is closely tied to the graphics card industry, with companies like NVIDIA and AMD producing high-performance GPUs to meet the demands of modern games.
-	Advances in graphics card technology contribute to improved game visuals, virtual reality experiences, and support for high-refresh-rate monitors.

Monitor Industry and Gaming:

-	High-refresh-rate monitors, such as 144Hz or 240Hz, enhance the gaming experience by providing smoother motion and reduced input lag.
-	The rise of ultra-wide and curved monitors offers immersive gaming environments, complementing the trend towards more cinematic and expansive game design.

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Neel Suroop Nair
(Head of Gaming Specialism)

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Latest Opportunities

For the past 6 months, Code Green London has been regularly bringing people together to learn about sustainability, technology, and green development practices, either through talks or workshops. 

The next meet up will be on the 26th February 2024 and will be an opportunity to network with tech professionals before and after the talks. Free food and drinks will be provided. Speakers will include Oliver Cronk, a software engineer who has been specialising in sustainability for a decade, and Harry Deacy, a developer for an environmental startup. 

Date: Monday 26th February 2024
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Location: Red Badger, 2 Old Street Yard London EC1Y 8AF

Join us for an illuminating evening as we delve into the fascinating world of Generative AI. 

This event is a collaboration between Get Seen Ventures, Hack Cambridge, Cambridge University Entrepreneurs and Hackbridge with an aim to explore the innovative frontiers of generative AI across multiple sectors. 

????? Date: 1 March 2024
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????Dr Constance Tipper Lecture Theatre, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ

Keynote Speakers:
* Tom Mason, CTO, Stability AI 
* Kenza Bouzid, Researcher, Microsoft Research 

Fireside chat:
* Tom Mason, CTO, Stability AI 
* Bill Yost, Venture Partner, Old College Capital 
* Roeland Decorte, Founder & CEO, Decorte Future Industries
* Kenza Bouzid, Researcher, Microsoft Research 

Don’t miss out on the chance to learn from industry trailblazers and network with peers. Registration is completely free!

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Event is free but seats are limited – Secure your spot today!

Dan Thomas, a Quantity Surveyor in the UK construction industry, currently studying an MSc in Quantity Surveying at UCEM, is looking to develop a software application to automate the design of housing development layouts. 

Dan has access to a large data set which can be used to train a machine learning model but is looking for someone with expertise in ML / AI to collaborate with. 

If this project sparks your interest, you can contact Dan via :

Hosted in central London, QS Master's and MBA fairs gives visitors the perfect opportunity to meet with world-leading universities and business schools and find out more about their master’s courses and MBA programmes, get advice on how to apply and learn about any funding opportunities. 

What to expect:
 - Network with top global universities and business schools
 - Book a personal study consultation with the universities and business schools that you’re particularly interested in at our QS Connect event, before the main fair begins.
 - Join a university panel discussion on the ‘Skills for the future: Careers with impact’.
 - Meet with career and admissions consultants and attend a session by Sam Weeks 
 - Consulting on how to successfully apply to a business school. Also benefit from a free CV review.
 - Find out about funding opportunities and apply to our exclusive QS ImpACT scholarships worth $45K overall, available only to event attendees.
 - Get a free professional headshot to help you boost your LinkedIn profile.
 - Attend presentations hosted by selected universities and learn about their programmes.
 - Hear from students and alumni about how their qualifications have helped their careers.
 - Get expert advice and guidance from QS Apply on how to apply, admissions tests, career planning and more. 
 - Visit our free networking drinks reception with universities and business schools at the end of the event.
 - Attend and be entered into a free prize draw to win one of three £100 Amazon vouchers.

When: 2 March 2024 
Where: 155 Bishopsgate, Liverpool Street, London
- QS Connect - Master’s and MBA meetings - 12:00 to 14:30 (registration from 11:30am). Attendees need to submit their CV/LinkedIn profile before the event so we can match them with universities.
- QS Discover - Master’s and MBA fairs - 15:00 to 17:30 (registration from 14:00)

We welcome undergraduate and post-graduate students who have a background in data science, statistics, economics, analytics, and/or mathematics to apply. An interest in the games industry and familiarity with our games is a plus!

For link see KCL Tech Group chat

Are you a confident, outgoing student studying at King's College London?
Do you want to improve your leadership, organisational and time-management skills?
Do you want to earn £100+? We want you in our team!

The Times Final Year Student Survey team are looking for students to work as Interviewers on our upcoming project. The role requires you to find 25 final year students at King's College London and carry out a short face to face interview about their graduate job hunt.

Leading graduate employers – including Allen & Overy, the Civil Service, PwC and Bank of America – are all invested in the results of this survey, and use it to inform their future graduate recruitment campaigns. This is your chance to have your voice heard!

*All tasks will be fully completed by March 2024 – therefore final year exams will not be disrupted.

Interviewer Role Details:
• Completed in early February 2024 for a 10 day period
• Attend a short on-campus training session to learn Survey methodology
• Find 25 final year students studying at King's College London and carry out a short interview (15-20 mins)
• Report your progress to your University Manager

Successful candidates will:
• Possess a wide network of contacts within their department, societies and/or student networks
• Work independently, delivering the task at hand on time and to a high standard
• Plan and organise effectively alongside their studies, working to a short deadline
• Be outgoing and confident with strong communication skills

Role Benefits:
• Experience in leadership, project management and organisation
• Competitive pay of £100+ with bonuses available for performance
• Flexible working hours: 8 hours to be completed at any time across 10 days
• A full CV reference from The Times Final Year Student Survey team

This role is aimed at final year undergraduate and integrated masters students. 

Note: There is no set deadline for this - applications are processed as they are received and are closed once a suitable candidate at each individual university has been found.

Correlation One are partnering with Citadel and Citadel Securities for a Datathon. This is a data science competition that challenges students from around the world's best universities to tackle real-world social challenges in topics such as urban traffic, renewable energy, and education. 

Top performing students have the opportunity to win $15,000USD in cash prizes along with exclusive recruiting opportunities with Citadel (both internships and full-time roles). 

Date: April 8-15th 
Location: Virtual
Who: Undergraduates and Master's students 
Prizes: $15,000USD + Exclusive recruiting opportunities with Citadel and Citadel Securities 

Be sure to sign up before capacity has been reached!

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