Free trip for keyboard kings or wannabes
DIGITAL divas who know their apples from pears are needed for an all- expenses paid computer project.
Inspiralba’s Digital Hack, which has exclusive use of Campbeltown Backpackers hostel from June 27 to 29, is looking for young people who sleep, talk and eat game design, animation and film, or dream of getting involved.
The project will build on the success of the digital summer school delivered on Bute last year, at which young people came together and gained skills and experience in digital work and took forward their digital projects.
Feedback from the Bute event was very positive with several of the young people having gone on to use the skills in employment and further training.
The Hack will bring people together to work as a team to create digital products with a focus on all things zero waste.
An Inspiralba spokesperson said: ‘ We will then be able to use the products to promote recycling, reuse and avoiding waste through the Zero Waste Heroes project over the coming year, which is funded by Zero Waste Scotland.
‘All travel costs, accommodation and meals will be provided, and Inspiralba can help with travel arrangements too.
‘ In return, we ask participants to come along with their creativity, enthusiasm and energy.
‘ The Hack provides an opportunity for young people with an interest in the digital sector to gain real work experience in product development, which will assist in enhancing their CVs or future applications for jobs or further education.
‘ Digital skills are recognised as a growth area of the Scottish economy and with the roll- out of digital broadband to rural communities there are a host of opportunities for young people to utilise these skills.’
For further information, contact Linda McLean: Lmclean@ inspiralba.org.uk or call 01586550044.
Work during last year’s hack.