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 […]