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Competition for country’s ‘coolest techie’ names Swanton Abbott man as East Anglia’s winner

PUBLISHED: 07:00 21 March 2015 | UPDATED: 10:58 23 March 2015

Robin Vincent from Swanton Abbott who is East Anglia's coolest technie. Picture: Daisy Group

Robin Vincent from Swanton Abbott who is East Anglia's coolest technie. Picture: Daisy Group

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A competition which aims to encourage more young people to take an interest in technology has named East Anglia’s “coolest techie”.

Swatton Abbott man Robin Vincent, 44, was picked as a positive role model, and will go forward to represent the region in the UK’s Coolest Techie competition.

Mr Vincent designs and builds music computers for rock musicians, composers and producers.

Mr Vincent said: “I am delighted, and a little bemused, to be shortlisted. When I heard about the initiative I thought it was a great idea to show children how exciting and creative IT can be.”

Children aged eight to 15 will now be asked to pick the winner of the competition with assistance from Bryan Glick, the editor of Computer Weekly, who will act as chair of the judging panel.

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