Outbox Incubator: Week 1 of Germination #squadgoals

I’m going to be honest, I didn’t want to write this article. I know deep down I do. But we are 40 Outbox Execs and Stemettes sitting on a train back from Birmingham to London, none of us have slept more than 50% of the acceptable amount for normal functioning and we’re recovering from fighting off a weekend of bro-coders with some old school Stemettes power. When I find myself in this kind of situation, let’s just say that writing doesn’t exactly flow out of these fingertips. But when I think about all that has happened to leave these 40 […]

This time last week we were on a coach back from Plymouth, having spent a week participating in the national ‘Young Rewired State’. It’s a yearly hackathon for children (18 years old and younger) where they hack at centres around the UK for a week and then spend the weekend in one venue, pitching their products – based on coding and open data – to judges and each other, for prizes. The Stemettes centre was sponsored by City University and followed our bootcamp sessions earlier this year. We had about 12 girls (and a couple of boys) join us for […]

We’re putting on a Coding Bootcamp for Stemettes who would like to increase their coding skills and maybe even enter a UK coding competition for teens, called YRS Festival of Code. What is YRS? Young Rewired State is an independent global network of kids aged 18 and under who have taught themselves to code. YRS introduces these children to like-minded peers at events around the world where they use freely available open data to make websites, apps and algorithms to solve real world challenges. And this event?  YRS Festival of Code 2014  is a week long event held at local centres […]