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Stemettes Hack London @ Post Office

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Post Office Headquarters

20 Finsbury Street

London

EC2Y 9AQ

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Post Office have teamed up with Stemettes to bring you a really unique and exciting event where you can create your very own app.

  • Have you ever used an app?

  • Would you like to make one?

  • Are you interested in technology?

Come to Stemettes Hack London @ Post Office!

  • No previous coding experience necessary.

  • Done some coding before? Our experts will teach you how to create apps using HTML and other app building tools.

  • Win prizes!

  • Food and Laptops provided – just bring yourself!

Stemettes Hack London @ Post Office is hosted by Stemettes. Stemettes are working hard to inspire and help the next generation of females get into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Completely FREE, thanks to our wonderful sponsors Post Office. Here's what happened at our last hackathon >>

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What is a hackathon?

Hackathons aren't about breaking into things! They're about bringing people together to create amazing things using computers. We think it's really sad that some people have never been to a hackathon or had proper fun with computer science, so we want to give you the opportunity to explore and play about in the creative, exciting world of technology.

Who

  • Girls aged 5 all the way up to 21.

  • Parents/Guardians. If you're under 16, you'll need to have an adult with you. On the plus side, we'd love it if they helped out with making your app!

  • Women (and Men) with a STEM background and are interested in inspiring the next generation. (see below for more details)

When

Friday 26th July 10am-5:00pm

Where

We'll be at Post Office Headquarters in London.

Address:

Finsbury Dials, 20 Finsbury St, Finsbury, London EC2Y 9AQ

What you need to bring

  • Yourself and any great ideas you have.

  • If you have access to headphones, please bring them with you.

  • We will provide everything else.

Running order

9:40 - Guests arrive. Preback forms handed out.
10:00 - Welcome and ice breaker. Event introduction from Stemettes and Post Office
10:40 - Brief given, ‘teaches’, begin mini-projects
13:30 - Lunch
14:10 - Return to projects
15:10 - Presentations begin
16:50 - Prizes
17:00 - Feedback. End of the day.

Industry people

Are you interested in helping young people learn to code and discover making?

We are looking for adults who have a STEM background to help the girls learn to code in HTML, Appshed and Appinventor tools and show them the range of possible careers you can do after studying STEM subjects.

All you need to do is provide inspiration and help the girls with their projects when they get stuck.

We will provide food and reasonable transport costs to helpers.

Register as a Volunteer.

Tools we will be using

  • Appshed - online app-creation tool where anyone can design and publish mobile apps for iOS, Android and web

  • Appinventor - visual, blocks language for building Android Apps

  • Glitch - code using HTML.

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A commercial business driven by a social purpose, we want to make sure we are as relevant tomorrow as we are today.

The Post Office has over 11,500 branches across the UK, 97% of these are run with retail partners on an agency or franchise basis. 99.7% of the population live within 3 miles of a Post Office and 93% live within 1 mile. Along with a significant online business, we are the biggest retail network in the UK, with more branches than all the banks and building societies combined.

More than just a Post Office

As a commercial business the Post Office is driven also by its social purpose. As the hub of many towns and villages across the UK it understands the important role the local Post Office branch plays within communities, especially older and lonely people and more vulnerable members of society.

For many, the Post Office remains an important source of their customers’ social interaction as well as providing important access to their essential needs. Postmasters up and down the country offer more than just a range of services, in many cases they are integral to their local community, making a meaningful impact to society within their towns and villages.

The future of the Post Office

We're developing a new range of products to make sure we have new ways to reinvest in our business, to keep us as relevant tomorrow as we are today. This includes our Customer Hub to bring our products together online and our identity services to enable everyone to prove who they are in a digital world.

We will be a key part of the physical infrastructure that the digital world requires and help make sure everyone can benefit from changing technology.


FAQs

Are my boys able to attend too?

Brothers and cousins can attend, but only if they bring a sister, female cousin or female identifying friend with them.

How to get here:

The closest tube station is Moorgate (3 minute walk) and Liverpool Street (8 minute walk)

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EC2Y 9AQ

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