Creative futures to stylish start-ups – find it all at Digital Shoreditch 2013


Ensconced in London’s Tech City, which wraps around the Old Street roundabout and into the East End like SS13’s most modern opera coat, Digital Shoreditch runs monthly meet-ups and – once a year – an annual festival of creativity and technology – Digital Shoreditch. And it’s that time of year again: welcome to a 11 day feast of workshops, seminars, hackathons, start-up insights and information sharing, based in and beyond Shoreditch’s Old Town Hall, May 20-31.


London’s unique position as an internationally renowned creative hub and centre of tech innovation is something to celebrate, and so celebrate Digital Shoreditch does, with thematic days including What tech city?, Tomorrow’s World, Future Brands, Capital & Growth, and Behavioural Design, plus a two day hack, Make & Do, and five days of community workshops. Oh, and not forgetting The Great Digital Exhibition, a multi-sensory, immersive experience which is community sourced and collectively designed.

It’s essential a week-long workshop run by some of the sectors’ most brilliant minds, covering off everything you’d need to think digital – the future of communication, to thinking creatively and how to build a start-up, for example: we spy Snap Fashion‘s programmer turned fashion entrepreneur Jenny Griffiths and District MTV editor-in-chief Melanie Hick on the line-up, and if they’re doling our advice we say take it!

As an added bonus, alongside the near-400 sessions, nearly all chosen via a crowdsourcing and voting process (so modern!), also look out for Open Houses and umbrella events taking place in the vicinity. We’ll be checking out IC Connect’s briefing for its Digital Innovation Contest for Fashion and reporting back on how to compete for up to £25k funding for developing your brilliant tech-based businesses. Hell, we might even take a punt ourselves.

What does creative technology mean to you? Let us know if you have any burning questions you’d like us to seek out an answer to!


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