Hacksoton 2019

  Southampton, United Kingdom

 Starts 3/30/2019

 Ends 3/30/2019


  St Mary Street
  SO14 1NF Southampton
  United Kingdom

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Hacksoton is for creative people, regardless of discipline - developers, designers, makers, marketers, storytellers, students, hobbyists, and everything inbetween. Anyone can follow their passion. This is our TENTH ever event, and we're bringing you the biggest, best Hacksoton ever.We get you all together in a venue for a day of mingling and hacking. Maybe that means you finally get a chance to work on your brilliant idea that you never get to do at work (Or in your free time, like you say you will). Maybe it means taking your first steps in something new and exciting, or honing your skills in your favourite field. The choice is yours.And, we're not just for adults. We love to help foster the next generation of coders and creators, so we're running sessions and exhibits for young people! Further details of our 2019 program are yet to come, but you can expect incredible child-friendly technology, fantastic learning opportunities and the chance to ignite a passion that could last your child a lifetime.Come along, bring your laptop (or whatever else you need), and see what you can do. The day-long event will be held at Southampton’s Central Hall on Saturday March 30th, 2019. Visitors can expect to a line-up of activities focused on the exploration of new technology, creativity, networking, and innovation. The free event, sponsored by Twilio and Creative Network South, will provide a space for attendees to work on their own personal projects and self-learning, with local exhibitors sharing state-of-the-art technology, including robotics, 3D printing, virtual reality and an introduction to the C# programming language and more. Activities will also be running for kids throughout the day, including workshops to teach the fundamental building blocks of the internet and global connectivity.Hacksoton aims to strengthen Southampton’s bid to become a centre for AI, smart automation and the digital economy following the identification of the city’s status as a technology ‘Super Cluster’ based on the level, concentration and growth of tech sector employment in the city. Dan Thomas, of Etch Play and co-founder of the event, says “Hacksoton has gone from strength to strength since the first event and is now something of a lynchpin in the Southampton tech scene. We attract folks of all ages, interests and professions. From programmers to AI professors through to tech artists and even historians. Our small-hall activities inspire the next generation and offers parents an approachable space to help educate their children in the potential and fun of a career in tech.”Previous attendee, Ali Lanning of start-up Lairytales, says “Hacksoton has been a great opportunity for us to get feedback on ideas for our start-up and make that huge leap from blank screen to minimum viable product. The event attracts so many different people, which means we get perspectives that we wouldn’t otherwise have had access to. It’s the perfect environment to get creative and focus at the same time.”Hosted by Etch, PostGraphile and a small team of local volunteers, organisers are calling for more involvement from local government and other organisations to ensure this vital event continues to thrive. Opportunities for sponsors are also still available and are encouraged to enquire via hacksoton.com

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