Popular tech event to expand its reach across Wales

Popular technology event Building a Brighter Future in Tech is returning in 2018 with two brand new dates planned to promote career paths in the tech industry.

Launched at Techniquest in 2017, the free events are organised by the Codez Academy, Technocamps and the Welsh Government. They’re aimed at promoting careers in the tech industry.

The next event will be held in Neuadd Reichel, Bangor, on St David’s Day (March 1). Meanwhile, another one will take place at the Marriott Hotel, Swansea, on International Woman’s Day (March 8).

Supported by technology edtech entrepreneur Gemma Hallet and BT Cymru, Building a Brighter Future in Tech is open to anyone over the age of 16 who wants to develop a career in technology.

Attendees can take part in a number of workshops, which cover topics such as around problem solving, HTML, social media presence and beginning your journey into tech.

“It is hoped that these workshops will answer common questions and will help break down barriers for those considering moving into tech roles,” said the event organisers.

Dean Jenkins, Founder of Codez Academy, said the events are about inspiring the next generation of technologists. “We had much success at our first event, more than we initially anticipated – the turnout and feedback was truly phenomenal which made us all very proud,” he said.

“That’s why we are so thrilled to be able to bring a Brighter Future in Tech to other areas of Wales, including North Wales and Swansea. This means we’ll be able to support and encourage more people, particularly women who are looking to change careers, perhaps after having children.

He added: “To me, the success of our initial event demonstrations the genuine requirement for additional support for those looking to take a career path in tech roles. We’re very much looking forward to delivering two new events in Wales on St David’s Day and International Women’s Day.

“Our overall aim with these events is to help more people find their footing in their career, especially in the tech industry, and help Wales become a booming country with a strong tech industry that offers a plethora of job options.”

 Speaking of the events, director of BT Cymru Alwen Williams, said: “It was incredible to be involved in the inaugural Building a Brighter Future in Tech event last year and I’m very pleased to see that its success has transpired into a further two events happening across Wales.

“BT Cymru is proud to be supporting these events which encourage people, regardless of their demographic, to get involved in the tech industry.”