Teaching prisoners Coding & Sharing expertise by volunteering

This evening we explore two different examples of Tech for Good as part of the Digital City Festival 2020.

Finding Hidden Talent

Where do we find hidden talent to solve our recruitment crisis?

Learn about Code4000 from concept to success – finding hidden talent in our criminal justice system and helping to break the cycle of crime.

SPEAKER: Shauna Devlin, Regional Manager North, Code4000. Code4000 are the only prison-based provider of computer programming (coding) training in Europe

Equal Experts for the Common Good

Equal Experts is using digital technology to deliver on the UN Sustainable Development Goal of decent work and economic growth for all. Our goal is to enable marginalised people attain secure, decent incomes. Partnering with the world leading development charity VSO, we are combining our diverse range of skills and expertise and using agile practices with fast feedback cycles. By working with local service providers, our ambition is to develop a self-sustaining platform that scales throughout East Africa. By developing the digital skills and capabilities of the communities we serve, our aim is to deliver sustainable impact for the long-term

SPEAKER: Matt McGuire. Equal Experts. Currently working to enrich people’s lives by using the skills & know-how of the Equal Experts network of makers & doers.

6.00 Networking, food, drink

6.30 Shauna Devlin

7.15 Break

7.30 Matt McGuire

8.15 Q and A

9.00 End


This event is part of the Digital City Festival Fringe programme. All Digital City Festival Fringe Events are independently run and funded – for any queries contact [email protected]

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Date & Time
Thursday 12th March
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Federation House, Manchester M4 4BF


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