Future17 is a hackathon and tech conference designed for teens, by teens. The event aims to inspire teens to get more involved in the tech industry through coding. Run exclusively by three teenagers, the 13-18 year old attendees will have the chance to get to grips with coding and will be tasked with designing an app around a key theme, such as education. At the end, the most innovative projects will receive spot prizes and a share of £1,000. Even if you've never coded before but are keen to learn, don't worry, as expert coding mentors will be on hand to assist you!
In addition to the hackathon, attendees will also have a
chance to hear from some of the youngest leaders in the tech world, including:
- Ann Makosinski, 19: Google Science Fair finalist after
inventing torch powered by human hand-heat
- Peter McAree: Student Software Engineer at Kainos and Earn As You Learn Scheme alumnus
- Plus several more fantastic speakers, who will be announced in the lead-up to the event!
The ultimate goal of Future17 is to make teens realise how
much opportunity there is in the tech industry and to encourage them to change
their world through code.