Saturday 7 July saw myself and Anish Raja (DigiLocal@Bradley Stoke) heading up to London for the prestigious BAFTA Young Games Designer awards 2018! BAFTA don’t release how many young designers enter the competition, but it’s run nationally across the UK. I know at least half a dozen other young people from the West of England … Read moreDigiLocal @ the BAFTA’s
One of the great challenges in supporting communities to run tech clubs for their young people is keeping a steady flow of really high quality projects for those young people to undertake. They need to be challenging and fun, educational and fun, embody good engineering principles and fun; did I mention they need to be … Read moreMission Mars!
The next generation(s) of high tech innovators came together on Saturday 10 March 2018 for a morning of sharing ideas, code, and enthusiasm for building cool stuff! We had representatives from Barton Hill, Bedminster, Bradley Stoke, Docklands, Malcolm X Community Centre, Redmaids, and Shirehampton clubs. Our celebration events are an opportunity for young people from … Read moreDigiLocal Spring Celebration – 2018
As part of our Education, Skills & Diversity SIG, we organised a workshop to discuss the various provision of high quality engagement for young people with technology across the West of England. We brought together a diverse mix of industry, public sector and education providers to discuss what was on offer, how it fitted together, … Read moreDigiLocal® – connecting across the region
Since launching DigiLocal® we’ve achieved quite a bit; over 300 hrs of engagement with technology; 8-12 young people at the laptop sessions; 4-6 young people at Raspberry Pi sessions; boy-girl ratio typically 70-30, but has been as high as 50-50 weekly 1 hour sessions for younger kids (nominally 8-14) weekly 2 hour sessions for old kids (nominally 14-18) We … Read moreDigiLocal® – a review