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Young Rewired State Manchester

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Geek Meets Government

Title: Young Rewired State Manchester
Location: MadLab
Description: A hack week for young developers across the country to go and build visualisations, digital and/or non-digital products using government data, alongside working devs in businesses across the UK
Start Date: 2010-08-02
Start Time: 10:30
End Date: 2010-08-05
End Time: 17:00

What is Young Rewired State?

YRS is a initiative that aims to support young developers and coders in using public data to build apps, websites and anything else that people may use. It is about mashing up and getting out there with data people may not have seen or experienced before.

Who can take part?

Anyone aged between 15-18.

Do I need to have skills?

The nature of Young Rewired State means that people will get quite technical. We will welcome people will programming/hacking experience and skills. However, if you are also interested in developing apps, websites or good uses of public data, then by all means come along.

Where else is it taking place?

YRS is taking place at centres across the country. So far, there are centres in Brighton, London, Norwich, Oxford, Birmingham and of course Manchester.

In Manchester we will be based at the MadLab – which is a well-know space for digital collaboration in the city centre.

What will happen?

We will meet on the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the MadLab and work together on ideas and developments. On Friday 6th August we will take the train down to London to meet the other teams, show & tell our work and maybe get a prize!

What time will it be each day?

We can meet at MadLab at 10.30am each day, and try and finish around 5pm or so.

Who else is involved?

In Manchester we are supported by the MadLab, but then staff from Substance, Blackpool Council and Digital Freedom in Education and Youth. All support staff will be CRB checked and we will always be in a group.

Do I need to register?

Yes – there is a central registration form at YRS (http://events.osmosoft.com/recipes/yrs/tiddlers.wiki), but we will also require you to complete our local one too.

What else do I need to do?

We need to know that you’ve told an responsible adult as to where you’ll be – particularly if you come to London. By all means, put them in contact with us, if there is anything not clear?

So, why should I do this?

We went on YRS last year and got lots out of it – including skills, contacts and pizza. We think YRS is the perfect opportunity to get involved in something very exciting and interesting…

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This event is sponsored by the BCS, find out more about BCS, The Chatered Institute for IT, at www.bcs.org and www.bcsmanchester.org.uk

Young Rewired State Manchester

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Geek Meets Government

Title: Young Rewired State Manchester
Location: MadLab
Description: A hack week for young developers across the country to go and build visualisations, digital and/or non-digital products using government data, alongside working devs in businesses across the UK
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2010-07-08
End Time: 21:00

Fancy hacking the Government into shape? Want to create websites and applications that can help you, your school, town, country or the world?

Young Rewired State is here again, open to developers aged 15 to 18 yrs with some ability to code.

This year we are going to be running a slightly different event that is essentially a hack week for young developers across the country to go and build visualisations, digital and/or non-digital products using government data, alongside working devs in businesses across the UK. These would be presented back to government at the end of the week, either in person, or by live stream from wherever you are based.

It is open to anyone aged 15 to 18 (although certain businesses may not be able to take the under-16s) who can work with data, coding or design.

Young Rewired State Manchester

In Manchester we plan to host a Young Rewired State.  This event will be a chance to find out more, hear an inspirational story, ask questions and sign up!

Guest speaker

We will be joined by Chris Taggart from OpenlyLocal.  Chris is a “veteran” of the emerging open data scene having established a website and service that scrapes and represents local government data for all.  Chris is also member of the Local Public Data Panel and the Working Group on Open Government Data at the Open Knowledge Foundation.

Chris will tell us about some of the advantages and pitfalls of working with open data, including the valuable lesson of “learning to fail”… (see slides from his presentation at Future Everything)

Who should attend?

This event is aimed at:

  • Anyone aged 15-18 with an interest working with data and code, and taking part in Young Rewired State
  • Any locally based organisations interested to offer support to Young Rewired State through mentors, kit and/or money

Book your Ticket!

Serious stuff

Please remember to tell a someone that you are coming to this event, where it is, and what time it ends.  Or – bring them with you..

Should further details be required, please consult:

  • Rewired State blog
  • Contact us, the YRS Mcr organisers (see below)

Who are we?

We are TimBen and Steven.  Ben and Tim took part in YRS last year.  Steven works for anorganisation that enables opportunities for young people.