Sessions at Digital Shoreditch Festival 2012 of type Talk about Education

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Monday 21st May 2012

  • Coding for Kids - Where are the grass roots?

    by Paul Brannigan

    In what ways can the coding community help to shape and to develop an embryonic movement called "Coding for Kids"? This thought provoking session will tell you how it started, what it’s done so far, and where it hopes to go. And it will explain why "Coding for Kids" is important for those who need to teach coders and those who need to employ coders!

    Questions answered :
    How to get kids interested in coding. How to deliver a solution which benefits kids *and* schools *and* businesses that need coders.

    At 9:00am to 3:30pm, Monday 21st May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

Tuesday 22nd May 2012

  • Better Conversations

    by Stephen Clulow and Sara Jones

    How can businesses and universities talk more effectively with each other to solve business problems?

    This interactive workshop aims to expand, develop and generate innovative and original concepts and seeks to identify ways to break down barriers to business and university collaborations.

    There are many pathways and processes already in place for businesses and universities to engage, however, this is where you get creative! Sara Jones and Stephen Clulow will employ techniques refined within City University London’s Cass Business School to lead you through the thought development.

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Tuesday 22nd May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • What Works?

    by Dave Grayson, Kam Star, Stuart Battersby, Jo Kotas, Mark Levy, Audrey Bowerman, Matthew Clark and Dave Cox

    Successful collaboration between business and universities

    Technology hubs gain enormous benefits from effective engagement between Universities and Companies; Stanford University in Silicon Valley, Cambridge University in Silicon Fen. Shoreditch has world-class research institutions on its doorstep – how can we enable the exchange of expertise, resources and ideas that will help drive Tech City, London and the UK to the next level in digital innovation?

    Part of the success of the Tech City ecosystem is the ability to build relationships with other SMEs and entrepreneurs because of proximity. Stronger relations with investors, government and big business have taken shape as the talent and innovation in the cluster has been recognised. But, what about established institutions on your doorstop and beyond?

    Collaboration between universities and SMEs has often flown under the radar. So, what works? How do successful collaborations between local businesses and universities happen? What new forms of partnership can we develop?

    The final INNOVATE session, chaired by Kam Star of Playgen and Digital Shoreditch, will answer these questions.

    At 5:15pm to 6:15pm, Tuesday 22nd May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

Thursday 31st May 2012

Friday 1st June 2012

  • How to have a creative idea

    by Dave Birss

    Creativity isn't a magical bolt of inspiration from the gods. It's a process. This talk is based on Dave's book 'A User Guide to the Creative Mind'. It's not just for creatives in the industry - it's for anyone with an interest in creativity and great ideas.

    Questions answered:

    • What is a creative idea?
    • How do you come up with one?
    • Can everyone be creative?
    • What is the secret of being a truly great creative?
    • What stops creativity?
    • What do you do when the ideas aren't coming?

    At 12:45pm to 1:00pm, Friday 1st June

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

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