Digital Lab

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 Kids practicing Software Engineering


Hackney primary school children at the Digital Lab, a Portia Ltd project, events held at the Hackney Learning TrustDigital Lab is our second programme for schools, which aims to promote, computing, professional e-skills, and careers in computing and IT.  

Developed originally in collaboration with ThoughtWorks and the the Hackney Learning Trust, the idea behind is to provide children with an appreciation of what it means to create real software.  During 6 day-long sessions, children age 12-15 work in teams with professional software engineers to develop a website of their design and with the content selected by them. The children in Hackney, developed a website that showed how their community responded to the London Olympics 2012.