Learning Committee


Develop and sustain UK leadership in learning and education in Open technology.


  • Open technology is the norm across UK public services, businesses and individuals.
  • The UK is recognised as the leader in education and skills training in Open technology.
  • Open technology forms the basis of the UK’s thriving knowledge economy.


  • Creating educational qualifications to promote Open Technology.
  • Developing and supporting education in Open Technology by the promotion of learning and education for school age children.
  • Developing and supporting education in Open Technology for all other individuals, to facilitate the UK’s Leadership in Open Technology.


  • OpenUK Schools Competition in 2020, finals to be in the Red Hat Innovation Labs as part of the OpenUK Week
  • Creation of a GCSE and Scottish O-Grade in Open Technology to launch in 2021
  • Creation of a Certified Apprenticeship Scheme with a view to launch in 2021
  • Regional Coding Camps in Open Technology in 2021

Co- Chair

Paul Taylor

TLM - Co-Chair

Paul worked in a small technology company in the US in the early 1990s who...

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Kavita Kapoor

Kavita Kapoor is a technologist whose mission is to make learning equitable and joyful for...

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Committee members

Amanda Brock


Amanda is CEO of the UK body for “open”, OpenUK, the Chair of the Open...

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David Whale, Special Advisor Learning Committee

Special Advisor Learning Committee

David has been an embedded software engineer since the 1980’s working at the frontline of...

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Serena Ricci

QS Quacquarelli Symonds

Serena is an edtech passionate whose mission is to create a global partnership network for...

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Adrian Woodhead

Adrian is a software developer, architect and technical team lead with over twenty years of...

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Gethin James

Gethin is passionate about the power of “open” to improve our lives.  He has worked...

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Schools Competition to be launched soon

GCSE for Open

Open Source Code Camps

Meeting Dates


Minutes of Meetings


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Blogs of interest

Amanda Brock
7th October 2019


On October 19th and 20th, long running open source event OggCamp will have its next outing in Manchester, UK. OggCamp is named for the file...

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John Mica
18th September 2019

Open Source Rocks UK Tech Leaders Awards

Tech Leaders’ Summit is an annual event organised by Technology Insider Magazine and Bonhill Group techleaderssummit.com. It’s billed as the biggest tech-leaders’ event in the...

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