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Youth to hack government

keyboardAre you young (aged 15-18) and good with IT? In London next weekend? Well, you could be interested in the Young Rewired State weekend being organised then by Rewired State (byline: Geeks Meet Government. Ed.).

Young Rewired State is a weekend event emulating the success of ReWired State’s National Hack the Government Day, but this time with hackers aged 15-18 on 22nd and 23rd August 2009, at Google’s HQ in Victoria, London (as opposed to their secret volcano headquarters? Ed.).

Rewired State are advertising the event as follows:

Fancy hacking the Government into shape? Want to create websites and applications that can help you, your school, town, country or the world?

How about we give you Google’s offices in the heart of London, technology and a tonne of the country’s best programmers and hackers to help and teach you along the way? We’ll also give you food and drink to keep you going.

If so, and you’re aged between 15 and 18, we’d love you to come to our free weekend to see what you can come up with.

There’s also a skills requirements guide, so you can check if yours are up to scratch.

At the end of the weekend there will be a ‘show and tell’ to government Ministers, civil servants, the press, entrepreneurs and interested parties/sponsors.

Full details here.

Hat tip: Tim Dobson