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[Dfey-nw-discuss] Young Rewired State Manchester :: 2nd-6th August

From: Tim Dobson
Subject: [Dfey-nw-discuss] Young Rewired State Manchester :: 2nd-6th August
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 00:34:29 +0100
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(Please forward this email to anyone you think it might interest

- What is Young Rewired State?
Young Rewired State (YRS) is a initiative that aims to support young
developers and coders in using public data to build apps, websites and
anything else that people may use. It is about mashing up and getting
out there with data people may not have seen or experienced before.

- Who can take part?
Anyone aged between 15-18.

- When is it?
YRS will take place *next week* between Monday 2nd August and Friday 6th
August 2010

- Where is it taking place?
YRS is taking place at centres across the country - there are centres in
Brighton, London, Norwich, Oxford, Birmingham and Manchester.
In Manchester we will be based at the MadLab - a space well-known for
digital collaboration in the city centre.

- What will happen?
We will meet on the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the
MadLab and work together on ideas and developments. On Friday 6th August
we will take the train down to London to meet the other teams, show &
tell our work and perhaps win a prize!

- Do I need to have skills?
The nature of Young Rewired State means that people will get quite
technical however we are looking more for a mindset rather than simply
technical skills. 
If you have programming experience then you are very welcome and if you
are interested in developing apps, websites or good uses of public data,
then by all means come along.
Basically, we want you to have 'tinkered' with computers in your own
time and of your own accord.

- What time will it be each day?
We can meet at MadLab at 10.30am each day, and try and finish around 5pm
or so.

- Who else is involved?
In Manchester we are supported by the MadLab and staff from Substance,
Blackpool Council and Digital Freedom in Education and Youth. All
support staff will be CRB checked and we will always be in a group.

- How much does the whole week cost to attend?
It's free to attend. Nada. Nothing. £0.00.
All we ask is that you commit to turning up on time each day. :)

- Do I need to register?
Yes - there is a central registration form at YRS
(http://events.osmosoft.com/recipes/yrs/tiddlers.wiki ), but if you
would be as kind to email us to let us know that you've registered we
can pass information straight over to you!

- What else do I need to do?
We need to know that you've told an responsible adult as to where you'll
be - particularly if you come to London. By all means, put them in
contact with us, if there is anything not clear?

- So, why should I do this?
YRS is the great opportunity to develop the next killer app whilst
getting a headstart into IT and meeting people at the cutting edge of

- It's been a long time since I was 18 but this sounds rather exciting,
is there any way I can lend a hand?
Can you forward this email to anyone who would be interested in
attending? Please do pass it on!
We are looking for extra sponsors and mentors.
Donations of developer time, money or prizes would be very gratefully

Contact the organisers:
Tim Dobson/Steven Flower: address@hidden
Tim: 01457 597 007


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