YOUNG REWIRED STATE 2012: Festival of Code
Monday 6th - Friday 10th August 2012
LIGHTHOUSE WELCOMED YOUNG REWIRED STATE FOR A CODING SUMMER CAMP
The future stars of digital culture were at Lighthouse this August at a Young Rewired State summer camp. A group of young coders and designers, aged between 11 and 18, ensconced at Lighthouse hacking together mobile and web-based apps based on open data. It was awe-inspiring stuff!
Young Rewired State 2012 was a network of developers aged 18 and under. Its primary focus was to find and foster the young children and teenagers who are driven to teaching themselves how to code, how to program the world around them.
Young Rewired State summer camps provided the opportunity for young coders and designers from around the country to join forces for a week of hacking together some great apps based on open data. A challenge was set to build digital products – mobile and web-based – using at least one piece of open data. This year Lighthouse hosted the summer camp.
At the end of the summer camp everyone who had been involved, piled on coaches, trains and cars to travel to the ‘festival of code’ at The Custard Factory venue in Birmingham, where they had a night of camp and code, pizza and camaraderie. On the Saturday afternoon, they showcased what they had made to an audience of their peers, press, government and industry. Prizes were awarded and lives are changed.
After the week of activity, Young Rewired Stater’s automatically become a part of the growing network of young developers across the UK. Lifetime friendships were born as well as businesses. Mentor relationships were forged. The child is no longer coding alone.
Young Rewired State is the philanthropic arm of Rewired State. One of the by-products of Young Rewired State (YRS) is the strong alumni network. Once YRSers reach 19, many volunteer to return, year on year, to mentor the younger ones, helping them understand what the week is all about and welcoming them into the broader network of developers — helping them make life-changing decisions.
Lighthouse were delighted to have Young Rewired State with us this August.
Date: Monday 6th – Friday 10th August
Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ
Read the Blog about it here
View pictures of the event on Flickr
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