Summer Hackathon: Digi-day with NE Youth

NE Youth are a leading youth development charity supporting young people and youth organisations in the North East of England. This summer Northumbria University teamed up with them to run a hackathon in the summer holidays.

The event hosted 15 young children aged between 8 and 15 years who turned up to create 1 of 13 Play Bits – specially chosen configurations of IoT devices that allowed the young people to learn how to program, and importantly encouraged them to get outside and play.