Rewired State is an organisation founded at the same time as Young Rewired State, and the Festival of Code. It is a for-profit organisation working with government and industry on data projects through paid hack days, modding days, API builds and data consultancy.
Rewired State also runs four open hack events a year where everyone can come along as we all work on open data and challenges, in a similar way to the Festival, for example National Hack the Government Day or Parliament Hack - where everyone is invited to come and make new things with the data supplied.
Once Young Rewired Staters reach 19 (and are therefore no longer eligible to take part in the Festival of Code as a participant) your journey does not end. You join the Rewired State community where you are invited to all the open hacks we run and can apply to work on the commercial projects we are running.
Of course, you can continue your relationship with Young Rewired State as mentors, judges and even running hyperlocals if you like.
However! We do ask centre leads, mentors and judges to recommend Young Rewired Staters aged 16-18 who show exemplary talent; these people will be invited to join Rewired State before their 19th birthday where they will be invited to join teams working on specific projects and be paid to do so.
Founder, Rewired State