In Pictures: Girls investigate technology careers at BBC Technacool

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Image caption The BBC invited 83 girls from nine schools across London to come to BBC headquarters at New Broadcasting House to find out more about careers in technology at a new event called BBC Technacool. Among those attending were Emily, Molly and Maya from St Marylebone CE School.
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Image caption Ines, Jeymie and Lucy from Sacred Heart High School in Hammersmith were also among the School Reporters who were there to record the Technacool events, along with others from Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School and Pimlico Academy.
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Image caption Ralph Rivera, the Director of Future Media at the BBC, told the girls how he went from being a boy brought up in the Bronx in New York to working in a top media organisation.
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Image caption The schools were then mixed up and split into small groups to work on a series of technical challenges. Jessica, Priya and Emma from BBC iPlayer, Audiences and News set the girls the challenge of making an app for the Great British Bake Off.
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Image caption Work was soon under way analysing the statistics of who uses the Great British Bake Off website in order to work out what sort of app the audience would want.
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Image caption Presenting the final piece of research to the BBC panel of experts was a bit nerve-wracking for girls from Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and the other schools involved.
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Image caption Throughout the Technacool day, BBC technology experts ran seven different workshops and every girl involved had the chance to take part in four of them.
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Image caption All of the girls also had a chance to tour BBC New Broadcasting House and visit the BBC London TV studios to see how the green screen works.
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Image caption The groups also found out how the BBC technical experts help journalists turn their stories and statistics into exciting visual websites. There's lots of work going on to make the BBC 2015 General Election site as informative and lively as possible.
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Image caption The girls heard that technical careers can cover a wide area of work at a media organisation like the BBC and involve using new technology like 3D printing.
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Image caption Sitting behind the microphone in the Radio 1 studio area gave some School Reporters from Elizabeth Garrett Anderson an understanding of the technical challenges involved in getting a programme on the air.
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Image caption Visiting the studios was a highlight of the tour for most of the School Reporters, including Ines and Lucy from Sacred Heart High School.
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Image caption The day ended with drinks and cakes in the BBC Media Café and as the School Reporters left the building, work was under way to rehearse that evening's edition of The One Show.

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