BBC Digital Cities will be returning to Birmingham this year for a week-long series of events for the creative industries. Starting on Monday 24 September 2018, there will be a full schedule stripped across the week, offering insights and free digital skills training.
Partners include: BBC Writers Room, the BBC Academy and BBC School Report, a digital arts and creative Hello Culture: Remix conference at Fazeley Studios, innovation and digital technology workshops at the newly opened STEAMhouse in Digbeth, and a day of events from trail-blazing digital channel BBC Three.
STEAMhouse will be hosting the headline event during BBC Birmingham Digital Week, 26th Sept, 9am-8pm.
You can join the STEAMhouse team for an epic day of creative, collaborative and high-energy designing and making. Alexa Torlo, Engagement Manager at STEAMhouse added, “We are delighted to team up with BBC to run an event at STEAMhouse, working together to tap into the city’s creative pool of entrepreneurs, where we’ll be designing, testing and prototyping new ideas in the Lab at STEAMhouse. It’s an opportunity to bring people together and explore new ways of working”.
James Hannam, Director and Owner or MakerLabs will be guiding the session, “Anyone can make, that is my whole ethos. In this session we will have a look at how you can quickly make a device that can connects to the internet and can be customised to work with most apps and platforms. People interested in the ‘connected digital world’ as well as any wannabe makers can enjoy these sessions. You’ll need to bring a smart phone (iOS or Android) and having your own laptop would be great! You’ll get to take away free software and links to guides and tutorials to make this little project even more awesome!”
Bringing together regional creative experts, makers and influencers in the digital space, you will be able to network with highly creative and like minded people, and…
- Get to explore and try out design thinking approaches to massively enhance your services and products
- Get a personal tour of the STEAMhouse space, and find out about our unique interdisciplinary spaces
- Meet Richard Smith, Head of Digital Partners and Jake Bailey, Digital Agencies Engagement Manager, Distribution and Business Development at BBC Design and Engineering to find out what they’re looking for in their suppliers.
- Guided by James Hannam, design, make and take away your very own IoT Connected Device. Making use of the STEAMhouse facilities, James will take you from design ideas to fully working internet connected product in one session*
*you will need to have a mobile phone or tablet with Byte App installed, you can download the app here.
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