Published on : Tuesday, September 9, 2014
A panel of Digital Champions from across the UK and Ireland will attend a free Digital Skills Conference in Derry’s Holywell Trust next week as part of the GO ON NI campaign.The conference is being organised in conjunction with Derry City Council and CultureTECH and will take place on Thursday 18 September 2014 at 9.30am.
Mayor Cllr Brenda Stevenson welcoming the fact that the conference is being held in the city, said it was a great opportunity for the wider public to understand the importance of basic digital skills.
‘The GO ON NI Campaign is a great initiative aimed at improving digital skills across the board. They are attempting to alleviate the alarming statistic that 21% of the UK population lack basic digital skills. This conference will focus on how skills can be improved in both voluntary organisation and in commerce, as well as signposting and highlighting excellent local based resources and organisations that can help,’ she said.
As well as a variety of champions from the UK and Ireland, aa number of breakout sessions will take place outlining how technology can improve voluntary organisations and we’ll be showcasing excellent examples of Tech for Social Good.This is a culmination of CultureTECH’s week of digital engagement, which will see 1,000 Digital Champions being crowned.