bloc // July 5, 2013

Spider Hack, Cardiff ⁄⁄

How can we use government data to help young
people find jobs, training and opportunities?

As a part of the SPIDER Project, PDR and Cardiff City Council are running a Hack Event on 1st and 2nd August 2013. The aim is to draw on the data that held by Cardiff City Council on the jobs market (what jobs are available, who is applying for them etc.) to co-design and build prototypes for new digital products and services that enable young people to make better decisions about their future.

How will it work?
The Hack Day itself will be looking to develop web and/or mobile based solutions. Different stakeholders will have different requirements of the service and software created. Individuals from businesses, young people, third sector organisations and the council will all be attending the Hack Day along with developers, front-end, graphics and service designers.

Teams will work on this challenge and pitch their ideas back to the council at the end of the two days. Research into current service provision for NEETs will be presented during the hack to give the teams a good understanding of the current situation.

The two-day event will be facilitated by Amy Whitney from the Government Digital Service.

What are we aiming to achieve?
We want to see participants working together, thinking differently about these issues and building amazing prototypes that demonstrate how an idea will work. So, we are aiming for teams to develop workable web, app and business solutions that can be further developed after the hack event.

Who can attend?
We are looking for hackers, developers, programmers, service designers, graphic designers, design thinkers, youth workers, businesses and employers and young people to attend for the two days.

When & where is it happening?
The event will run from 8.30am-6pm on Thursday 1st – Friday 2nd August at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff.

Register Now
Please register your interest in participating in this event. To ensure a fair mix of participants we will be in touch by 19th July to confirm your place.