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Ideathons help create digital innovators of the future

Ideathons help create digital innovators of the future
As part of our ongoing partnership with the Digital Greenhouse and our involvement in the Digital Innovators programme for young people, we’re helping to run a series of day-long ‘ideathons’.
Each ideathon will have different themes based around ‘How technology can be used to solve local issues and problems’. And rather than a traditional hackathon, which sees teams develop code solutions, this type of session will take attendees through the stages of idea creation, collaboration and then create mock-ups of digital concepts.
John Davison, our Chief Information Officer, said: “These ideathons are part of our ongoing involvement with the Digital Innovator Programme and the Digital Greenhouse. The technology and creative sectors are fast becoming local industries to watch, and the career opportunities on the island are more exciting and diverse than they’ve ever been before.
“The programme is designed to help young people apply creative thought practically and to develop the skills required for our evolving digital economy.”
Lucy Kirby, Head of Digital at the Digital Greenhouse, said: “Ideathons are a fun, fast and engaging way to learn essential skills like problem solving and conceptual thinking. They’re about teaching young people how to turn that critical or creative thinking into something tangible.”
The first Digital Innovators session is set to take place on Saturday 16th March between 10am and 4pm at the Digital Greenhouse and is open to anyone aged 12-21. The next two sessions will take place in the summer.
Register for your free space via the Digital Greenhouse event page.