Delayed Techweek puts its focus on education

Lauren Saker is preparing a programme of events for Dunedin Techweek 2019. Photo: Linda Robertson
Lauren Saker Photo: Linda Robertson
Techweek begins on Monday and Dunedin is set to host eight events.

Covid-19 had the event postponed from May to July and all of the events will be made available online.

Most of the Dunedin events are education-focused and hatchPBL, Startup Dunedin, and SIGNAL ICT are all lining up to host events.

"Launch — Games for Good" by hatchPBL is an event in which high school and intermediate students will create plans for games that "will add value to the world".

Startup Dunedin is running a workshop on how to turn a tech idea into a business and SIGNAL ICT Grad School will hold events concerning building capability within the business sector using the AGILE system.

World leading game developer and publisher Alan Gershenfeld will present a webinar on "Games for Impact" and Ocean Browser Ltd has sold out master classes delivering online education effectively.

Techweek Dunedin was organised by regional co-ordinator Lauren Saker along with help from the Centre of Digital Excellence and Enterprise Dunedin.

"This year’s festival springboards off our need to make connections with each other and come up with new ways of working, living and playing together," Ms Saker said.

"It really highlights the way Dunedin’s tech community is right in among the international technology drive to use creativity to benefit us all as well as providing entertainment."


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