Today marks the launch of Tech Nation 2017 from Tech City UK. Tech Nation 2017 shows that the UK digital tech sector is one of the country’s economic success stories, growing twice as fast as the wider economy and creating highly skilled workers and well-paid jobs.
Tech City UK are launching their annual Tech Nation Report, providing the Tech Sector you with an exclusive insight into what's driving the digital sector in the UK and a closer look at what's happening in growth hubs across the country.
To celebrate the launch of this year's report they are holding a nationwide roadshow with events in London, Newcastle, Bristol, Cambridge, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Liverpool.
The North West could benefit from a £1 Million investment fund that has been launched by Creative England and Nominet Trust to support new and established SMEs working to close the digital skills gap for young people currently excluded from our digital-by-default society.
The fund has been set up to address the need of the half a million 16-24 year olds who lack even basic IT skills, in a economy that see digital skills as a necessity, with almost 90% of new jobs requiring some degree of ability.
Just a quick post as time is short but I'd love to offer you the opportunity to win one of 5 free passes to Thinking Digital Manchester - taking place on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th October in Manchester.
As you'll have seen from my posting here Thinking Digital is a gripping, communal journey for those curious about “what’s next?” Their gatherings combine the world-class quality of an international conference with game changing speakers. It doesn't get much better than that and only a short trip down the M62.
The Guardian describes Thinking Digital as the "UK's TED" to give you a sense of the quality and range of speakers we're bringing to Manchester on 10 & 11 October. Twitter Vice-President Bruce Daisley describes Thinking Digital as "a reminder of what conferences used to be like, full of inspiration, stimulation and with an exceptional line-up across the day."
Jelly happens every couple of weeks and attracts a wide range of people from web developers, social media marketers, designers and artists, small businesses and large. So whatever you do you are bound to fit in.
If there was a collective noun for freelancers it would be Jelly, a Jelly of freelancers. Jelly Liverpool is a regular coworking opportunity for Digital freelancers and I am one of those digital freelancers that attends regularly... In fact I help organise it.
TedxLiverpool have a special author event happening this Thursday, 7th September at Unit 51 in Baltic Creative as they welcome Dan Lyons, the former Technology Editor at Newsweek Magazine, a magazine writer at the top of his profession.
The Liverpool Ehealth Cluster produces a monthly newsletter featuring opportunities for people in the Digital and Health sector. As we love this project and indeed won the first Health Care Hackathon we always reproduce the e-Health cluster news here.
If you took the Kids along to Makerfest last weekend then you'll be interested in these workshops form FACT Liverpool coming up over the summer with their Prototype Summer School.
So let your kids experiment with coding, creating and experimenting while you get on with work.