We run digital making activities for 13-18 year olds, outside or within formal education. Our facilitators and mentors work in the industry now, so know the latest techniques. Events range from 1 hour tasters to 1 week camps.

Why Do We Do This?

The digital industries have excellent, skilled jobs. We want more people to get the chance to work in this creative and rewarding world. We believe that far more people could work in these roles and aim to give them the confidence, introduction and experience to get there.

Hive Digital Making Packages

Want to find a digi making activity for yourself or a 13-18 year old? Have a group of young people who want to experience digital making? Want to learn how to run events like this yourself? Here’s what we offer:

  1. Hive Workshops: 1 hour to 1 week
  2. Hive Youth Hacks: 1 or 2 days
  3. Hive Teacher Training: 1 day
  4. Hive Consultancy (days on discussion)

Things We’ve Done

Hive Code Camp, August 2017

Youth Hacks run: Manchester 1 - 4, Salford Landing,

Leigh Hackspace, Stockport Hackfest, Loreto Hack

CityVerve NextGen Workshops

Youth Hacks supported: Tameside Hack x 2

Co-productions: Hack Manchester Junior 2015, 2016, 2017

Robot Orchestra Workshops

Picademy Educator Training, Manchester

Support Manchester, Buxton, Tameside Coderdojo 

Lead on Manchester Digital Developer Apprenticeship

MoSi Makefest 2016 workshops

Madlab Make Stuff supporter

Manchester Digital Skills Festival workshops 2015, 2016

The Hive Approach

Our events focus on fun and interest – but challenge anyone who’s up for it. Gone are the days of solo coders in the dark, so our events are friendly and about teamwork.

We welcome everyone, from beginners to confident coders looking to power up your skills.

Sometimes young people know more than our mentors. We love this, because we’re all learning together in the fast-moving field.

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