Joejag - Just Another Geek

Look ma I'm on the BBC

Feb 24, 2006

And yes, this is my work, it's not irony, it's not Rock & Roll, we're just tagging, the little Kids.


This might warrant further explanation...

I work for the SQA who give kids unique numbers when they turn 14 so they can have their own certificates. The Scottish Executive decided to give them the numbers when they start school instead. This is because when some kids went missing before they just had their name to go on so they got pupils mixed up.

Over the last 3 months I've been working on this system with the Scottish Executive to create the numbers based on pupils numbers from schools in Scotland. It's hilarious listening to privacy loons start saying we're using this to track what children eat etc. They get this number when they are 14 anyway, just happens when they start school now.

Funny thing is that the 5 of us that worked on this are now famous!