IT’s their future – IT’s our present; how Young Rewired State is coding a better country through developing young programmers
We at the Real Time Club believe passionately that the future of this country lies in exploitation of information technology based products, and that more must be done to help young people develop the necessary expertise.
Earlier this year the Real Time Club supported Young Rewired State at their “2012 Festival of Code” by sponsoring promotional videos of the event. The 2012 Festival of Code, held at the Custard Factory in Birmingham , attracted more than 600 young programmers - aged between 7 and 18 - from across the UK, and was celebrated in a weekend of show-casing the prototype apps and hacks they’d built during the previous week. Real Time Clubbers were there – it was astounding and very encouraging! We’ll show you the video and Emma Mulqueeny, founder of Rewired State and Young Rewired State, will explain what has happened since and what the plans are to find and mentor every child in the UK who is driven to teach themselves how to program. A couple of the young programmers will showcase what they’ve built, will be answering your questions and, no doubt, teaching us all a thing or two about programming.
Emma is the founder of Rewired State and Young Rewired State: Coding a better country.
Rewired State is the largest independent developer network in the UK with over 800 software developers and designers, bringing about digital innovation and revolution through rapid prototyping events (hack days).
Young Rewired State is Rewired State’s philanthropic arm and is the only developer network of young UK programmers aged 18 and under who have taught themselves how to code. Both networks work together to prototype solutions to real world problems.
Emma has recently been voted onto the Wired 100 list, writes regularly for the Guardian, the Telegraph, her own blog and is best known for her campaign to ‘Teach our kids to code’, relentlessly pushing the potential of the UK digital industry.
Please note that given the age of some of our speakers, we are changing the format a little. Our speakers will start at 6.30, with a video and presentations, and we will proceed to dinner at 7.30, with time for further questions and discussion after dinner.
The proceeds of the 45th Anniversary Dinner to be held at the
House of Lords on the 18th April 2013 will be donated to
Young Rewired State.
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Real Time Club
Born as an IT dinner club 50 years ago this year, the Real Time Club is one of London’s foremost networking institutions. The Club’s networking events bring together people from diverse professional backgrounds with common interest in technology and society. The Club’s membership includes entrepreneurs and professionals form the tech industry, public sector, academia and finance.
Every year the Real Time Club runs a series of dinners with distinguished speakers on current issues of the information age. The Club’s dinners encourage robust and well-informed debate, while enabling interesting people to meet one another. There are around six dinners a year, most of which take place at the National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW1.
Real Time Club dinners are open to non-members. Everyone is welcome to attend.