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Code Club and Tech Powerhouse

Hello everyone, I just wanted to share some quick updates on from my last blog Our #CodeYork programme goes from strength to strength! Last month our Digital York team ran a successful event in York’s fantastic National Railway Museum for children, aimed at engaging and educating local children about the world of possibilities that coding can give them. Great to see another near even gender split in a very full room, some amazing music being created by python commands (even if it had a slight 60’s Doctor Who vibe), and… Read more Code Club and Tech Powerhouse

#Telecoms2020 Week – A City of York Perspective

What will Telecoms 2020 look like? A City of York Perspective #Telecoms2020   City of York Council faces a challenge to exploit and further develop the world-class connectivity which is currently enjoyed in and around our historic City. Our forward-thinking approach to York’s telecommunications has seen the development of the UK’s fastest network through the ‘UltraFibreOptic’ Sky / TalkTalk Joint Venture, which delivers astounding gigabit speeds over a pure fibre network directly to York premises. By 2020, we will see this ultrafast network covering the entire city. We are proud… Read more #Telecoms2020 Week – A City of York Perspective

Code York !

Hello everyone Its not been too long since I last updated you all but I can never resist sharing team success when I get word of it! Recently as the heavens opened up outside, local children from all over York took to their keyboards and learnt to code inside York’s inspiring Explore Centre@YorkExplore I dropped in around midway through the day and I was not disappointed! Nearly 100 enthusiastic digital natives (more then had booked interestingly enough) were trying Scratch, the visual language, and building games such as pong, a poetry generator… Read more Code York !

Welcome to techforyork

Techforyork is a series of blogs by City of York Council’s ICT team to better communicate our on-going activities in the infrastructure, platform and digital arenas. It covers our work within the authority but also our growing involvement in the partner, community and public space. We’d welcome your thoughts, questions and suggestions so please use the comments on the individual blogs to talk to us.