bloc // May 10, 2013

Calling all aspiring HACKERS, DEVELOPERS, DESIGNERS, AND GEEKS! ⁄⁄

Building on the success of past UK-wide events, YRS are running similar regional events to reach more young people — including events in Wales. The goal is the same: to encourage and support fifty young people who code, but with a local flavour — working with local Government open data.
It’s an excellent opportunity for you to make early connections with peers, businesses, government and academia and most of all its fun.

YRS are looking for 50 young people aged 18 or under from Wales who know how to program. Skills can range from being able to edit HTML to being a poly-coding genius — all are welcome.

‘Excellent initiative to find all those young geeks in the UK. If you are 18 or under and can code — go!’
– Stephen Fry

YRS will host you for a weekend, including (we hope) an overnight stay at the venue, where you will be mentored by developers and designers in-house, learn through peer to peer learning and build exciting projects using your skills.

Projects will be judged by a panel drawn from industry in a show and tell finalé on Sunday in which all the projects are presented in front of an audience of other participants, mentors, sponsors, Welsh government, the public, and a judging panel of industry experts. Prizes are awarded for the best projects in a number of categories.

The challenge is set to build digital products and prototypes, mobile and web, using at least one piece of open data from the welsh government.

The event is free.

https://youngrewiredstate.org/events/gb/2013/yrs-wales