Build digital skills and projects that help the planet. Pitch for a chance to bring your project to life with support from professionals.
Connect for Good Challenge
Got an idea that uses tech to help the planet? Tell us how data and/or AI can be used for a chance to win a scholarship to our next Digital Camp. Selected teams will be invited to pitch for place in our 2024 Digital Incubator.
- Dec 9th 2023: Digital Camp online
- Feb 10th 2024: Digital Camp at London Zoo and online
- July 2024 – dates to be confirmed – One Week Digital Camp (typical information for this week camp found below).
Proceeds from all tickets support the development of a sustainable digital education programme to help students build and launch their projects, and a fund to support girls and future talent with mentoring and leadership skills.
Why join Digital Camp?
- Get Hands On with the Hottest Tech.
A simple introduction to the hottest technologies in a day. Get hands on with tech and data to start building your skills, such as drones, AI, chatbots, video editing, apps, games, artificial intelligence and 5G. We break it all down into simple concepts & help you to get started.
- Design Your Future.
Who do you want to become? Identify what’s unique to you and paint your vision. Learn about what lies ahead and new jobs in the digital world. Hear from professionals in both technical and creative roles about what skills are required. Get valuable advice that will serve your future.
- Share Your Story.
Learn the essentials of storytelling. Create a story and a video blog about cool things you are doing with digital to share with friends and family.
- Build a Project with Mentoring.
Build a project to show off your digital skills and creativity. Get coaching and mentoring online in the weeks that follow the camp to support your development.
- Prepare for Work Experience. We’ll help you get started building your personal story and experience profile. Learn how to present your best self and find work experience.
Digital camp workshops and activities
Introductory workshops are taught by professionals and enthusiasts to help get you started. Examples are below -final agenda available in July.
Teach and Design Workshops:
Get Started with Mixed Reality:
The world is your canvas in the new digital world. Learn how mixed reality can enhance your experience and get started with the tools. Build a 3D Model and watch it come to life on your phone, computer or Hololens!
Create a Video Story:
You will learn simple how to create and edit a simple video to tell the story of your future self in the year 2030.
Get Started with AI:
Our world is exploding with data. Understand how data can help you create the change you want to see. In this interactive workshop, you will to learn the basics of Artificial Intelligence and how to get certified in AI with Microsoft. Those that join for the week can learn all 5 modules of the programme including: Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, and Conversational AI.
Build a Chatbot:
Build a quick and simple chatbot that answers questions to assist friends and family. No coding experience needed.
Drones & 5G:
Learn to fly and take photos with a drone at home with step by step guidance. Understand how 5G networks are bringing new possibilities to life. Kick off a project and build stories to share with friends and family. (Special kit is required for this workshop. Add this workshop ticket to your order 1 week before camp to allow delivery time. We are unable to ship drones for any orders within 7 days prior to camp. Delivery outside the UK may be limited.)
Coding for Beginners:
This introduction to coding concepts will use graphical, block-based coding techniques to help get you started into a world where you can build anything.
Build a Mobile App Prototype:
Learn to build and put your personal stamp on a simple application prototype. Work in teams and share your creations.
Intro to Cyber Security:
Learn about one of fastest growing professions in tech. You will gain insights to the field, and learn practical tips and tricks to connect and protect yourself and your loved ones from hackers.
Learn to Code with Python:
Python is one of the most versatile coding languages to build digital apps and services. You will learn the fundamentals to get started and practice some techniques.
Learn to Code with Raspberry Pi:
Learn how to connect devices and data with your very own Raspberry Pi Pico! In this hands-on, 2-hour workshop, you will get an introduction to the Internet of Things, learn the components of the kit, and how to build different kinds of circuits. (Special kit is required for this workshop. Add this workshop ticket to your order 1 week before camp to allow delivery time. We are unable to ship equipment for any orders within 7 days prior to camp. Delivery outside the UK may be limited.)
Data Scientist for a Day:
Data Science can help you to predict the future and create plans to shape what happens next. You will step into the shoes of a data scientist and learn how they connect and prepare data to create powerful insights.
Digital Designer for a Day:
Edge Computing brings together cloud computing and 5G networks to create amazing new experiences for gaming, drones, self-driving cars and more. In this workshop, you will learn how to design services for connected devices of the future.
Leadership Workshops & Talks:
Learn the skills used in Second City’s School of Improvisation and world’s premier comedy club--and how they apply to leadership in business. Learn to step outside your comfort zone in a safe environment and bring your best self to whatever you face in life.
Goal Setting & Mentoring:
What is your goal for the coming year? What would you like to do or learn over the next 6 months? A mentor can help you when you ask the right questions. Get started mapping out what you want, then find support from a mentor.
Find Your Super Power:
Identify what's unique to you & who you want to become. Learn how to turn curiosity into passion and purpose, and turn work into play!
Identify what's unique to you & who you want to become. Start building your vision, create goals and outline steps to get there with coaching and mentors.
Build Your CV & Digital Profile:
Your curriculum vitae and digital profile on LinkedIn is the way you will introduce yourself to the professional world. Learn tips and tricks of what makes you stand out and how to prepare. You will start building your CV and if you have a CV, your mentor can offer feedback to present the best version of yourself.
Future Jobs Finder:
Identify your strengths and skills that will serve you in the digital world. This workshop takes you through on online assessment and personal report and matches you to future jobs and potential work experiences.
Jobs People Love:
Hear from professionals what they do in their jobs and why they love them. Whatever your talent-- whether Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths or connecting with people-- you will hear their stories, careers paths, and advice on how to get started.
You will learn the importance of building your personal brand NOW, ways to do this online, and how to set up a LinkedIn page and live stream. You will develop a personal tagline and have an opportunity to pitch your story and win prizes!
Time is one of your most important assets. Learn how to plan and manage your time like a pro! You will learn how to focus on what's most important, and gain more time out of each week for the things that are important to you.
Building Habits to Succeed:
Learn to transform your life with simple, small decisions every day. Real change comes from the compound effect of this. Learn how Olympic athletes, CEOs, and distinguished scientists have used the science of tiny habits to stay productive, motivated and happy.
*Workshops and activities may be subject to change.
Connect for good challenge
During the Digital Camp, students will participate in an Ideas Hackathon for products/services using technology to help reduce our carbon footprint. Students that want to take their ideas further and gain work experience can join the 3-Day Digital Incubator experience and apply for the Digital Incubator programme to learn how to launch a start-up business.
Digital Incubator Experience & Hackathon:
Design a product or service to help people, our planet and educate communities. Using a Design Thinking approach, you will work in teams to understand user needs, build a product proposition and then plan its launch. Teams will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. Prizes will be awarded for the best ideas.
Campers are invited to continue their journey and participate in a 3-day Digital Incubator experience. (Recommended ages 14-19). Workshops will include: Starting a Business, Team Building & Goal Setting, Value Proposition, User Experience Design, Commercial Model, Minimum Viable Product, Agile Development, Project Management, Go To Market Plan, Fundraising, Earning Customer Loyalty. Students can start building their Proof of Concept with support from Tech and Business Mentors in a Hackathon.
Digital Incubator: 8-Week Programme:
At the end of the week, we will select up to 5 teams to join the Digital Incubator Fall Cohort of young entrepreneurs working to bring projects to life in an 8-week programme with tech and business mentors.
Daily Camp Agenda
The camp runs daily from 9am to 5pm. Below is the typical agenda. Detailed agenda will be provided to registrants in July
- Welcome & Keynote
- Workshop 1
- Workshop 2 or Team Projects
- Workshop 3
- Workshop 4 or Team Projects
What you will need:
You will need a PC or Mac and a smart phone ideally with video camera plus charging cables. You will receive email instructions for any further software downloads required for workshops.
Under 18’s require a consent form by a parent / guardian. Under 14’s attending the event in London must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Girls' scholarship places:
Do you know any girls with a passion for tech and a story or project to share? Nominate them (or yourself) to be invited as our guest! If you know girls with a love of learning and who would like to serve as a Connect for Good Ambassador, nominate them using the form below for one of up to 20 scholarship places to join Digital Camp and Connect for Good programme for free.