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Free video games workshop for U18s

A free workshop giving kids the chance to build their own video games is taking place at At-Bristol on Saturday 1st Feb.

Using a range of technologies including Raspberry Pi’s, Arduino and Minecraft, there will be a range of hands-on workshops and experts showcasing some of the cutting edge technology used by local games developers including the Bristol Games Hub.

The ‘Digimakers’ event has been organised by students from the University of Bristol’s Faculty of Engineering, BCS (The Chartered Institute forIT) and At-Bristol.  Over 1000 people attended previous Digimakers workshops here.

Mike Bartley, Chair of BCS and LEP High Tech Sector Group said: “For far too long computing has been equated with IT which turns a lot of children away. These events at At-Bristol encourage under-18s to get creative with computers. The region has a huge number of local companies crying out for these skills and they pay good salaries. Let’s hope this event can whet the appetite and encourage local children into the industry.”

To encourage wider take up of this opportunity, this event will see children coming from schools in South Bristol using buses sponsored by IBM.

The event takes place on Saturday 1st February 2014 from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm. Please register for the free event on Eventbrite (search for “Digimakers February 2014”). Once registered for the event you will be able to select your preferred workshops.

This event is free and will NOT include access to the exhibits at At-Bristol

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