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Digital Festival in London to Support Digital Careers for Youth

By December 4, 2015

Salesforce and WeAreDotDotDot bring you a Digital Festival to support young people’s digital careers!

To finish the New Year with a techy bang will be opening its doors to 100 young people and teaming up with WeAreDotDotDot, the UK’s largest directory of digital learning programmes, to host a celebratory Digital Festival on 8 December.

Its ambition is to inspire young people to consider future careers in tech and digital field through a range of activities:

  • TED-style talks from industry professionals
  • Digital demonstrations including 3D Printing and the BBC micro:bit
  • Speed-mentoring sessions
  • Latest Tech gadgets
  • Micro pitch with tech businesses, entrepreneurs and Salesforce staff.

The event will also feature other digital learning providers such Tech Up Nation, Tech City companies and start-ups co-founded by teenage entrepreneurs, including Supa Academyk, so that students can make connections with professionals and learning programmes that can help them reach their ambitions

Jess Tyrrell, Director of WeAreDotDotDot says, “There is a great need to develop more tech talent to support tech businesses in the UK. Many young people want to learn these skills but find it hard to know where to go. Our goal is to connect young people to supporting programmes and show them what working in a tech company is like. That’s why it is so great to be bringing 100 of them into Salesforce Tower so they can get a taste of the sorts of careers available to them.”

WeAreDotDotDots are helping young people cultivate their digital skills in many ways such as demystifying the digital job market through hackathons at MozFest, a partnership with BBC Make It Digital and amplifying opportunities across east London including programmes like the Young Rewired State Festival of Code, Freeformers Upload Live, and the Makers Academy coding bootcamp.

Charlotte Finn, Vice President Programs, EMEA, says, “ is proud to host this event to showcase so much of what is exciting about the London digital community. We and WeAreDotDotDot share a passion for supporting young people develop opportunities for personal and professional growth within the digital economy and as such are excited about the inspiring opportunities the festival will bring for both the young people and also for the professionals who will be attending.”

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