Ideas Factory

  • 17 February 2014 - 30 June 2014

Ideas Factory: Create, Apply, Mobilise is a partnership programme delivered by FACT, The Studio School and app design company Apposing.

Aimed at 11-16 years olds interested in coding, gaming and mobile development, the activities and events inspire young people to be producers of digital culture and technology, not just consumers. 

It also aims to create a community of young developers and technologists by introducing them local and national designers, developers, coders and by hosting inspiring talks and workshops.

The First iteration of Ideas Factory took place at The Studio over February half-term and was packed with industry specialists and over 300 young people. There was a programme of talks and workshops all led by industry professionals and exploring everything from Minecraft to Arduinos. The programme was so popular we decided to continue to offer activities over Half term and spring breaks. 

Workshops

Does Liverpool- Arduino Programming
Neil Winterburn- Ideas Generation
Ben Dalton- Co-working spaces
Cloudmaker- 3D printing and Minecraft
Shop Direct
FACT – Go Viral
In Hand- Mental health App

Speakers

Ian Wharton
Mills - ustwo
Brendan Dawes
#IF2014

App Mentors

Citrus Suite
Draw and Code
Apposing
Soop Boop
Mando
Black and Ginger

Some feedback tweets

@Scope78 - my son had very inspiring time made even better by his idea for minecraft3D being chosen

@millsustwo - >>>> @lpoolstudio <<<< one of the most inspiring new forms of education I've seen today - there should be more of this

@vortexnations - thanks for your amazing talks and workshops. You have both exited and inspired me. I will be sure to come in easter, see u soon

@mariachambersm - what an amazing two days. My son has had the best time and has been totally inspired by the outstanding workshops and talks.

@pawabella - Thank you @IFLiverpool @apposing @lpoolstudio for an amazing two days, I have learned a lot and hope you will have more events that I can do

19 - 25 June / 11am - 6pm / FACT Connects Space / FREE

 

This pop-up exhibition will showcase the work of young people who have attended Ideas Factory events since February. 

Ideas Factory: Create, Apply, Mobilise is a partnership programme delivered by FACT, The Studio School and app design company Apposing. Aimed at 11-16 years olds interested in coding, gaming and mobile development, the activities were designed to inspire young people to be producers of digital culture and technology, not just consumers. 

It also aimed to create a community of young developers and technologists by introducing them local and national designers, developers, coders and by hosting inspiring talks and workshops. 

During the events, after an initial programme of workshops and talks the young people were split into groups and mentored by developers from local App studios. Challenged to create a concept for a new app for education the groups worked closely with industry professionals to create wire-frame plans, icons, prototypes and video pitches for their idea.  

Now, we invite visitors to FACT to stop-by; see the work and vote for their favourite idea with the winner to be announced on 30 June!

 

Special thanks to our fantastic studios:

 

Apposing
Black and Ginger
Citrus Suite
Draw and Code
Mando
SoopBoop

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