The Young Rewired State (YSR) Festival Of Code returns this August and one of the ITVET Team members will be at the Cambridge centre helping young coders, designers and developers find their calling and hone their skills.
Young Rewired State is an international community of digital makers aged 18 and under. They aim to find and nurture young coders to use their knowledge to improve their communities, encourage peer to peer learning and equip these young people with the skills needed to be the rising tech stars of the future. The rate of growth of the digital industries is threatening a skill shortage and YRS aims to provide a platform for keen young people to pursue a career in technology.
Their annual Festival of Code, running from July 27 to August 2, brings together communities from all over the world for a week of digital making fun. With 66 centres located across the UK and online mentoring available for international participants, this is an excellent opportunity for under 18s to share their technical knowledge, develop their skills and make lifelong friends.
The week is spent building apps, websites, games, and inventing crazy contraptions. At the end of the week, all contestants meet in Birmingham, where they present their projects to expert judges, mentors, the press, and other participants. The best entries from each group will go through to the finals, where exciting prizes are awarded for a range of different categories.
This year’s categories include:
1.Best Example of Code
2. Best Example of Design
3. The ‘Should Exist’ Award
4. Code a Better Country
5. Best in Show
6. The People’s Choice
If you want to get involved you can sign up as a volunteer, mentor or participant here.