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David Braben to receive Abertay honorary degree

Date: Friday 29 November

Time: 10.15am

Location: City Chambers, City Square, Dundee

Interview and photo opportunities with David Braben

Computer games industry pioneer David Braben is to receive an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology from Abertay University this Friday.

David is a founding trustee of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, which aims to bring affordable, pocket-sized computers to schools and individuals across the world – inspiring a whole new generation to learn computer programming, as the BBC Micro did in the 1980s.

He is also the co-creator of Elite, the first true 3D computer game, which was released in 1982.

This year David raised almost £1.6 million from over 25,000 supporters on Kickstarter for Elite: Dangerous and successfully listed his company Frontier Developments on the London Stock Exchange.

He will be available for interview and photo opportunities before receiving his Honorary Doctorate.

ENDS

 

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