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Ian Livingston returns to GEEK 2014 to discuss computing
education for our nation’s youth. Hack the Future is a
digital industry event in Margate on 20th February 2014, which
brings together digital visionaries, teachers, and
representatives from the creative and cultural sector to look at
some of the imperatives raised by the digital age.
(Children at GEEK 2013 learning about coding)
Margate-based community interest company Marine Studios is
preparing for this year’s GEEK festival: an event
providing a learning experience within the fun of a gaming
atmosphere. Running from the 21st-23rd February at The Winter
Gardens, GEEK may be a celebration of fun and games but
with aims to deliver practical skills to be used in real life
situations, through talks and workshops from expert
In addition to the GEEK festival, Margate will be hosting two
major events that hope to significantly impact the future of
our technologically minded children.
Firstly, GEEK is hosting EPIK’s half-term maker party
finale. EPIK is a company encouraging programming in Kent, and
they will run one of their coding hubs, 17th and 18th February
in the Winter Gardens as well as other locations across Kent.
Their aim is to teach coding to children, one way they do this
is through the game MineCraft.
Secondly, Hack the Future is an industry event on Thursday 20th,
where Ian Livingston will talk and prompt a discussion about
his vision of computing education for the future, ahead of the
launch of the new school curriculum in September 2014.
Hack the Future is an invite only event, please contact
tickets or press passes in advance.
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