YOUNG REWIRED STATE 2013: Festival of Code
5-9 August 2013
YOUNG REWIRED STATE RETURNED TO LIGHTHOUSE 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 hacked together mobile and created web-based apps based on open data.
Young Rewired State 2013 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 provide 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.
Throughout the week, participants aged 11-18 worked alongside peers on coding challenges, helped and supported by professional programmers and mentors.
At the end of the week the youngsters travelled to Birmingham’s Custard Factory where their creations were judged by a panel, including model, creative scientist, technologist and MTV presenter Izzy Lawrence and renowned physicist and mathematician Conrad Wolfram.
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.
Dates: 5-9 August 2013
Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ
Event Hashtag: #yrs2013
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