Next Generation CompCreators and Entrepreneurs

Monday 21 September 2015
6.00pm - 8.00pm (talks start at 6.30pm)

Birmingham City University, City Centre Campus, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG

Free to attend. Open to all


The evolvement of computing skills in education has been prioritised nationally, the efforts of many computing professional have supported the cause of creative computing across the region. The shift from user to creator has implications on the type of work that will be on offer. A ‘Skills for the Future’ - 2012 to 2022 Labour story (UKCES, July 2015) tells us the importance of innovation for businesses and regional economy as well as the demand for hybrid individuals. Young computing professionals will need to increasingly demonstrate high-level of technical skills sets with innovation management in their work.

Individuals initiate success in their environment, the businesses collate to the regions development and communities drive transformation. Join us at Birmingham City University were the co-existence of innovative communities collaborate to discuss and explore where the next generation can lead us to.

First-up creative action-man Tim Wilson, West Midlands lead of the national network Code Club. Tim will present the success and vision of the network, the value of what these clubs bring to the field of computing, insights and potential of Birmingham next generation coders.

Followed by entrepreneur coach Duncan Chamberlin, Managing Director of Bridging to the Future (BtF). Duncan will enlighten us with the model of how young ideas and concepts can reach entrepreneurial employment opportunities. His work in the field of Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprise has influenced international projects and economic development.